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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10 October 2009 ~ 35 Comments

Congress to debate consumer privacy on the internet

A recent poll showed that 66% of Americans do not want advertisers to tailor online advertisements to their interest. In the coming weeks Congress will debate restrictions on tracking consumer behavior online. The Guardian reports:

The battle between US marketers and consumer advocates has heated up after an independent study revealed that two thirds [...]

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