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It's even worse than it looks : how the American constitutional system collided with the new politics of extremism

Author: Thomas E Mann; Norman J Ornstein
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2012.
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Two leading experts on Congress outline recommendations for ending obstructionist tactics and artificial barriers to compromise, suggesting specific institutional restructuring measures while calling on the public and media to work with government to correct problems rather than perpetuating acerbic campaign cycles.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas E Mann; Norman J Ornstein
ISBN: 9780465031337 0465031331 9780465031368 0465031366
OCLC Number: 755699560
Description: xiv, 226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The problem : The new politics of hostage taking ; The seeds of dysfunction ; Beyond the debt ceiling fiasco --
pt. 2. What to do about it : Bromides to avoid ; Fixing the party system ; Reforming U.S. political institutions ; Navigating the current system.
Responsibility: Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein.

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In the wake of yet another disastrous year in American politics, two of the nation's foremost experts on Congress provide their brief, strongly argued take on what's wrong and how to fix it.  Read more...

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Paul A. Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve "More than anytime in my lifetime, the United States is challenged at home and so is our place in the world. When Thomas Mann and Norman Read more...

 
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