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Democratic Factions

The Debt Ceiling Impasse: It's Madison's Fault

Kent Greenfield | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Kent Greenfield

The bottom line in all of this is that James Madison's framework makes for a bad institutional decision maker in a crisis. Congress simply is not built for nimble decision making.

Hollywood's Fix for America's Three and a Half Trillion-Dollar Lobbying Addiction

Nomiki Konst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nomiki Konst

The United States of America has a dirty little secret. We're addicted to a drug. A drug dealt everyday in the halls of Congress, on the streets of Washington. That drug is corruption, pure and simple.

Democrats' Factions Could Stall Grand Plans

wsj.com | NAFTALI BENDAVID and GREG HITT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new Congress sweeps into town Tuesday with many members comparing themselves to the 1933 Congress that enacted much of President Fra...