August 23, 2006
As noted below, I read John Dean's book recently, and I've read other books and articles, all of which tend to show that Congress has become a much less deliberative body: bills are brought to the floor without the ability to amend, and on short notice, much more often than in the past.
What's the cost? Obviously, we lose compromise, which seems to be simply gone for now (sigh, but for another blog). I wonder also if the cost of this is illustrated by bills like the bankruptcy act, and others, which are not given the thorough review that, seemingly, laws once received not too long ago.
Just an early morning musing.
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