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22 October 2012 ~ 6 Comments

What’s Really Gonna Change?

Here’s what we know and what Woodward’s book reminds us about- whoever is elected- the big issue they’re going to have to deal with first is the “fiscal cliff”.

And the results of the presidential race – and how close the vote ends up being in the end – will determine who has the advantage in those negotiations.

Unless the election results are indecisive.

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27 September 2012 ~ 65 Comments

The Price of Politics Makes Its Way Into The Campaign

We knew when we picked our September book club selection, Bob Woodward’s “The Price of Politics” that the book was the talk of the town in Washington.
What we didn’t know is that it would feature prominently in a new Romney campaign ad.
On Sunday, the Romney team released “Mute Button” which takes a scene in The [...]

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14 September 2012 ~ 26 Comments

My September Online Book Club Pick with Copia

My September Online Book Club Pick with Copia

Every once in a while, a book comes out that everyone seems to be talking about in Washington, for better or worse. More often than not, the author of that book is Bob Woodward. And this week, it happened again. Woodward’s new book The Price of Politics is the talk of the town. It was [...]

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23 August 2012 ~ 104 Comments

How to Fix a Broken Congress? What are the real solutions?

Last week we read the first part of Tom Mann & Norm Ornstein’s new book “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks” and asked the question: who’s to blame for the current acrimony and dysfunction in Congress. Everyone knows it’s there- and its gotten worse in the past few years. The discussion on the Copia page [...]

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16 August 2012 ~ 9 Comments

Just how dysfunctional is Congress? And who is to blame?

This week in my online political book club for TheCopia.com, we’re reading Part 1 of Thomas Mann & Norm Ornstein’s recent book “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism”.
The first part of the book takes a look at the acrimony and hyperpartisanship that define [...]

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14 August 2012 ~ 4 Comments

“It’s Even Worse Than It Looks”- My next Copia book club title

As some of you may know, I recently launched an online political book club for TheCopia.com.  After wrapping up our first read – E.J. Dionne’s “Our Divided Political Heart” – we launched an online survey to select our next book. The people have spoken, and the winning selection is Thomas Mann & Norm Ornstein’s recent book “It’s [...]

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17 July 2012 ~ 48 Comments

Announcing New Political Book Club on The Copia

In my book The Revolution Will Not Be Televised I talked about the rise of tools that empower people to stand up and make themselves heard from the bottom up, not the top down. We’ve seen how technology is giving rise to the power of individuals and how that is changing every institution out there.
And [...]

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