On the Web: Specialized Sites
The Source on Women's Issues in Congress. Women's Policy, Inc.
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.