August 19, 2012

What killed the last great Senate? Can Democrats retain control of the current not-so-great Senate? And can the Internet replace political parties?

 
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Ira Shapiro

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From the early 1960s through the 1970s, the United States Senate lived up to its historic grandeur, says former Senate staffer Ira Shapiro, the author of a new book called “The Last Great Senate.” What went wrong? Shapiro suggests it was the outside influences of right-wing ideology and big money that turned the world’s greatest deliberative body into a permanent election campaign.
http://irashapiroauthor.com/
 

Ray Glendening

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A new Internet site tries to match up ideological soul mates regardless of political party. The founder of this post-partisan exercise, Ray Glendening, explains how this new platform may bring about a broad and thoughtful conversation about the role of government.
http://www.ruck.us/
 

Jennifer Duffy

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Bill Press interviews political analyst Jennifer Duffy, who says Democrats have an even shot at retaining control of the Senate.
http://www.billpressshow.com/
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