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Legislative Process

Jason Linkins

Elected Legislators Continue To Occasionally Assist Bank Lobbyists In Drafting Legislation | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

Ever since the taxpayer bailout allowed Wall Street banks to procure an army of shiny new lobbyists, it's been generally understood that said lobbyist...

The Subversion of Direct Democracy

Roy Ulrich | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Roy Ulrich

The truth is that the give and take of the legislative process is a much better way to make public policy, especially on complex issues.

Jason Linkins

How Congress Works, Rendered Visually | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Like a lot of people, the foundation of my understanding of how a bill becomes a law was shaped by the Schoolhouse Rock cartoon "I'm Just A Bill", whi...

Bad Laws Pass Fast

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I will say one thing about the plan that is being floated by Bush and Congress right now -- laws that pass quickly almost always turn out to be bad ones. Think USA PATRIOT Act.