Topic: Warren Rudman
When I concluded that political polarization in Congress would not diminish in the short term, I decided not to seek a fourth term in the US Senate. I am taking my fight for bipartisanship outside the institution. Congress responds to pressure from citizens. We must act.
Sen. Rudman, who passed away last week, was perhaps best known for his legislation on deficit reduction. But he also fought tirelessly for campaign finance reform and citizen-funded elections. And he was willing to work across the aisle and stand up to his own Republican party to do it.
'Fair Elections' reform would allow public servants like those in Congress to focus on policy, not fundraising.
05/24/2010 02:35 pm
Jeffrey Toobin examines the nine personalities that sit on the nation's highest court.
05/03/2009 01:00 am
But the court's balance of power may not change much, as Justice Souter, a conservative choice, consistently voted liberal.
05/01/2009 01:00 am
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