Democracy Arsenal

« How Can A Progressive Talk To An Islamist | Main | Speaking of Apologies: Neo-Cons and the Army »

November 02, 2006

"When Congress Checks Out"
Posted by Heather Hurlburt

My inbox is just full of goodies today...  I try very hard not to act as a pass-through for press releases, but I'm making an exception for this Norm Ornstein and Thomas Mann article which is to appear in the next Foreign Affairs.  The red-and-blue political analyst duo make an extensive and thoughtful case for the assertion that

congressional oversight of the executive across a range of policies, but especially on foreign and national security policy, has virtually collapsed. The few exceptions, such as the tension-packed Senate hearings on the prison scandal at Abu Ghraib in 2004, only prove the rule.

(This appears, by the way, to be drawn from a broader book they've done on Congressional oversight.)  Interestingly, they trace the beginning of the decline to the GOP's re-taking of Congress in the 1990s.  Somewhat counter-intuitive.  It certainly felt to those of us inside the Clinton Administration that we were been foolishly but extensively overseen by Congress.  But I'll look forward to reading the whole thing -- and, more important, seeing how a closely-divided Senate opts to mend its ways starting in January...


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference "When Congress Checks Out":


There are certain things in life related to smoking that simply cannot :)
parça kontör
parça kontör bayiliği
parça kontör bayilik

Since I entered into this game, I learnt skills to earn Entropia Universe Gold. My friends sometimes give me some Entropia Universe Money. Buy Entropia Universe Gold is a good way. I like to search on Internet to find where to buy cheap Entropiauniverse ped.

Yesterday, my boyfriend gave me a lot of Pirates of the Burning Sea Gold

I hope i can get eve online isk in low price.
i buy isk for you.

Once I played silkroad, I did not know how to get strong, someone told me that you must have silkroad gold. He gave me some sro gold.

Do you know the Sho Online Mun, in here you can get the Sho Mun.

you must borrow cheap shaiya gold from friends, or you can not go on this game without shaiya online gold.

Do you know the Sho Online Mun, in here you can get the Sho Mun.

Do you know the Sho Online Mun, in here you can get the Sho Mun.

I am so with you,rolex watch
luxury watch

The comments to this entry are closed.

Sign-up to receive a weekly digest of the latest posts from Democracy Arsenal.
Powered by TypePad


The opinions voiced on Democracy Arsenal are those of the individual authors and do not represent the views of any other organization or institution with which any author may be affiliated.
Read Terms of Use