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Faultlines : debating the issues in American politics

Author: David T Canon; John J Coleman; Kenneth R Mayer
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2007.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David T Canon; John J Coleman; Kenneth R Mayer
ISBN: 9780393930160 0393930165
OCLC Number: 74460590
Description: ix, 339 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Political culture: what does it mean to be an American? --
One nation, out of many / Samuel P. Huntington --
Patriot games / Louis Menand --
Is amending the Constitution risky? --
What's wrong with Constitutional amendments? / Kathleen M. Sullivan --
Constitutional amendments and the constitutional common law / Adrian Vermeule --
Federalism: state power or national power? --
Putting federalism to sleep / Nelson Lund --
Supreme substances / John Tabin --
Jumping frogs, endangered toads, and California's medical-marijuana law / George J. Annas --
Civil liberties: the tradeoff between security and freedom --
Casualties of war / The Progressive --
How to "connect the dots" / Andrew C. McCarthy --
Civil rights: affirmative action in higher education --
Dissent in Barbara Grutter v. Lee Bollinger, et al. (2003) / Justice Clarence Thomas --
Brief of the Clinical Legal Education as amicus curiae supporting respondents, in Barbara Grutter v. Lee Bollinger, et al. (2003) / Timothy A. Nelsen, Frances P. Kao, Eric J. Gorman, and Amy M. Gardner --
Public opinion: is a polarized America myth or reality? --
What culture wars? debunking the myth of a polarized America / Morris P. Fiorina --
How divided are we? and Morris P. Fiorrina's Letter in response to Wilson / James Q. Wilson --
Blogs and the mainstream media --
The ascent of blogging / David D. Perlmutter and Misti McDaniel --
Democracy and filtering / Cass R. Sunstein --
Blogs challenge newspaper standards / Ted Vaden --
Ballot initiatives: voice of the people or the powerful? --
Dangerous initiatives: a snake in the grass roots / David S. Broder --
Revitalizing democracy / Lino A. Graglia --
Taking (back) the initiative / David Sarasohn --
Is it time for a new third party? --
Third time / Peggy Noonan --
But is a third party possible? / Ryan Lizza --
Farewell address / Representative Tom Delay --
Don't worry, be happy / David Brooks --
The electoral college: reform it or leave it alone? --
Not the people's choice / Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. --
No need to repeal the electoral college / Norman Ornstein --
Reform the electoral college, don't toss it / James Glassman --
Interest groups: a force for change or the status quo? --
The group basis of politics: notes for a theory / Earl Latham --
The hyperpluralism trap / Jonathan Rauch --
Representation in congress: the politics of pork --
Rolling out the pork barrel / Sean Paige --
Roll out the barrel: the case against the case against pork / Jonathan Cohn --
Earmarked men / Representative Jeff Flake --
Earnest earmarks / Senator Larry Craig and Representative Mike Simpson --
An imperial presidency? --
The imperial presidency redux / Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. --
Congress goes AWOL / John Isaacs --
FISA vs. the Constitution / Robert F. Turner --
Evaluating bureaucratic performance: can government be run like a business? --
What government agencies do and why they do it / James Q. Wilson --
Bigger and better / Jacob Hacker --
Judicial confirmation hearings: what role for the senate? --
The art of testifying / Janes Malcolm --
R-E-S-P-E-C-T / Senator John Cornyn --
Questioning justice: law and politics in judicial confirmation hearings / Robert Post and Reva Siegel --
Economic policy: should government reduce income inequality --
Income inequality, and its cost / Anna Bernasek --
Still movin' on up / Donald Luskin --
Inequality and the American dream / The Economist --
Social policy: who wins and who loses if social security is privatized? --
Stock market declines' effect on the social security reform debate / Andrew G. Biggs --
Can small investors survive social security privatization? / Brooke Harrington --
Foreign policy: can nation building succeed? --
Nation building / Marina Ottaway --
Are failed states a threat to America? / Justin Logan and Christopher Preble.
Responsibility: David T. Canon, John J. Coleman, and Kenneth R. Mayer.
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