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Time for a Second Constitutional Convention?
Thursday, 18 October 2007

PT speaks with Larry J. Sabato, author of the recently published A More Perfect Constitution. Reminding us of Jefferson's quote that, “the earth belongs always to the living generation,” Professor Sabato advances 23 proposals in line with Jefferson's call for a new Constitution every 19 years—including asking the states to call a Constitutional Convention.

New Congress, Old Gridlock
Wednesday, 17 January 2007



Americans voted for change, but can the new Democratic majority overcome structural roadblocks?

Feature Story
Friday, 27 October 2006
Pork knows no boundaries.

There's an old saying about how you really don't want to know the ins and outs of making sausages—or laws. That venerable axiom is doubly true when it comes to the messiest of laws: a budget. Just look at what happens inside the Beltway when the White House and Congress start divvying up taxpayer money. Defense programs get approved because they are in key lawmakers' districts. Tax breaks get passed because they benefit powerful corporate lobbying groups. Then there are those now infamous earmarks—money spent on pet pork projects—that are quietly inserted into the federal budget by lawmakers of both parties. Last year they may have gone too big when $223 million...

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Q&A: Speaker Nancy Pelosi
PT talks with former House Minority Leader and now Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, about congressional corruption, institutional concerns and the role of leadership in fostering an honest, effe...
Political Cronyism: The Team You Know
"One person's crony is another person's trusted advisor." April 5, 2006 Making it to the top of the political mountain in America takes more than a splash of charisma and a bag of ideas. More and mor...
PT talks to Christopher Shays, U.S. Congressman from Connecticut and vice-chair of the House Government Reform Committee, about congressional oversight and checks and balances in today's government. F...
PT talks to U.S. Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald, ranking member of the Committee on House Administration, about the process of congressional oversight. February 1, 2006PT: How much time do y...
Founding Fathers signing a document JULY 2008

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