ex-political scientist (Swarthmore, Bennington) hired at The Christian Science Monitor as an experiment. must have worked. still there.

How Election 2014 humbled the high priests of American politics

csmonitor.com — Washington's political class - armed with tons of big data - took a beating in the midterm elections. In several ways, that could be a good thing for American democracy. The big losers in this month's midterm elections weren't only Democrats. The permanent political class - bristling with big money and big data - also failed to deliver.

How can Congress fix itself? It should stop trying to fix itself.

csmonitor.com — Congress has tried to reform itself in the past, usually with good intentions. But few are impressed with the results. That speaks to a need to acknowledge how Congress works. One of Congress's big problems is that it is more ethical and transparent than most American businesses.

How can Congress fix itself? It should stop trying to fix itself.

csmonitor.com — Congress has tried to reform itself in the past, usually with good intentions. But few are impressed with the results. That speaks to a need to acknowledge how Congress works. One of Congress's big problems is that it is more ethical and transparent than most American businesses.

How to fix Congress: Do more work behind closed doors

csmonitor.com — Part 3 of 4: Congressional expert Sarah Binder believes lawmakers need to move power from party leaders back to committee chairs and curb leaks to the media. Sarah Binder believes Congress needs more talk in backrooms and less in front of television cameras.

How to fix Congress: A former House speaker calls for fewer ethical 'mousetraps'

csmonitor.com — Part 2 of 4: Dennis Hastert wants to bring back backroom deals and loosen restrictions on travel and who lawmakers can meet with. Dennis Hastert, the longest-serving Republican speaker of the House, describes life in Congress as "being locked up in some isolated dodge-ball game."

Eight governor's races to watch in 2014

csmonitor.com — While Democrats face headwinds in midterm US Senate and House races in November, they head into 2014 governors' races with a political map in their favor.Of the 36 governorships on the line in November, Republicans are defending 22 of them - and nine of those GOP governors' mansions are in states won by President Obama in 2012.Here are the eight governor's races most likely to flip in 2014.

Eight governor's races to watch in 2014

csmonitor.com — While Democrats face headwinds in midterm US Senate and House races in November, they head into 2014 governors' races with a political map in their favor.Of the 36 governorships on the line in November, Republicans are defending 22 of them - and nine of those GOP governors' mansions are in states won by President Obama in 2012.Here are the eight governor's races most likely to flip in 2014.

President Obama: three takeaways on the way forward in Iraq (+ video)

csmonitor.com — After presiding over the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq, President Obama didn't promise a timetable. 'Ultimately there's not going to be an American military solution to this problem,' he told reporters. President Obama on Saturday laid out terms - but no timetable - for targeted airstrikes against Islamist militants sweeping across Iraq at a pace and level of military sophistication that took Baghdad and Washington by surprise.

President Obama: three takeaways on the way forward in Iraq

csmonitor.com — After presiding over the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq, President Obama didn't promise a timetable. 'Ultimately there's not going to be an American military solution to this problem,' he told reporters. President Obama on Saturday laid out terms - but no timetable - for targeted airstrikes against Islamist militants sweeping across Iraq at a pace and level of military sophistication that took Baghdad and Washington by surprise.

Why Eric Cantor is stepping down early (+video)

csmonitor.com — Eric Cantor drew No. 1 in the freshman lottery on his first day in the House in 2001, and he's been at the front of the line ever since - that is, until he lost to economics professor Dave Brat in one of the most implausible primary upsets in House history.
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