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Basics

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Your Congress.

Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.

Congressional Black Caucus.

Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Congressional Progressive Caucus.

The Source on Women's Issues in Congress. Women's Policy, Inc.

In the Library: Articles

Franzen, Jonathan. “The listener,” New Yorker (10/6/03):85-105.

McGovern, George. "Capitol offense," Nation (1/29/96):22-23. Ugly paradox of contempt for government on part of those who have eagerly sought election to it.

Nichols, John. "Political twist," Nation (2/11/02):11-14

Starr, Kevin. "A new foundation," San Jose Mercury News (8/10/03):D1.

Yeoman, Barry. "Statesmanship vs. helmsmanship," Nation (2/5/96):11-15.

Williams, Patricia J. “Take 2 aspirin,” Nation (12/2/02):10.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Brady, David W. & Mathew D. McCubbins (eds.) Party, Process, & Political Change in Congress: New Perspectives on the History of Congress (Stanford: Stanford, 2001).

Byrd, Robert C. The Senate, 1789-1989 (Washington: USGPO, 1989).

__________. Losing America: Confronting a Reckless & Arrogant Presidency (NY: Norton, 2004).

Green, Mark J. & Others. Who Runs Congress? (NY: Bantam, 1975).

Greider, William. The Education of David Stockman & Other Americans (NY: New American Library, 1986). Reaganomics & the US federal budget process.

__________. Who Will Tell the People? The Betrayal of American Democracy (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1992). Decay of our representative political system.

Hamilton, Lee H. & Jordan Tama. A Creative Tension: The Foreign Policy Roles of the President & Congress (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 2003).

Lowy, Joan L. Pat Schroeder: A Woman of the House (Albuquerque: U. of New Mexico, 2003).

Reuss, Henry S. When Government was Good: Memories of a Life in Politics (Madison: U. Wisconsin, 1999).

Simon, Paul. P.S.: The Autobiography of Paul Simon (Chicago: Bonus, 1999). See pp. 73-74 for the Senator's conversion to abolitionism.

Smith, Hedrick. The Power Game: How Washington Works (NY: Ballantine, 1996).

Tate, Katherine. Black Faces in the Mirror: African Americans & their Representatives in the US Congress (Princeton NJ: Princeton, 2004).

Williams, Walter. Reaganism & the Death of Representative Democracy (Washington: Georgetown U., 2003).

Wormuth, Francis D. & Edwin B. Firmage. To Chain the Dog of War: The War Power of Congress in History & Law (Urbana: U. of Illinois, 1989).

In the Library: Fiction

Palacek, Mike. Joe Coffee's Revolution (Madison WI: Badger, 2003). Ex-activist running for Congress in Western Iowa speaks out against prisons & military, runs into flak from mainstream Democrats.

In the Library: For Young Readers

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