Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern Congress : Case Studies in Legislative Leadership

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Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern Congress : Case Studies in Legislative Leadership

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 416 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781440831997
  • DDC分類 328.73

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Published in partnership with the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, this book offers insightful examinations of congressional success and failure from the New Deal to today by leading political scholars and journalists. This analysis identifies lessons learned throughout history relevant to present and future politics.* Offers compelling analysis of congressional policy and decision-making that enables readers to understand the potential impact on future politics* Analyzes congressional relations with the executive branch, including power balance, successes, and points of conflict with the White House* Addresses major domestic programs from the New Deal through No Child Left Behind* Includes National Security and foreign policy case studies from World War II through the post-9/11 world as well as short biographies of Congress' most influential leaders* Examines Congress' greatest spheres of influence and how these have changed over the years and considers how major congressional battles arose, were reconciled, and had lasting effects

Table of Contents

Foreword                                           xv
David M. Abshire
Introduction xvii
Maxmillian Angerholzer
Christopher P. Lu
James Kitfield
Norman Ornstein
Section I "Congress 101" 1 (30)
1 An "Invitation to Struggle": Congress and 3 (5)
the Constitution
Norman Ornstein
2 Building Blocks of Legislation: 8 (9)
Congressional Committees and Procedures
C. Lawrence Evans
3 Zero-Sum Governing: The Permanent Campaign 17 (5)
Norman Ornstein
4 The Influence Business: Lobbying in 22 (9)
Washington
Lee Drutman
Section II The Individuals Who Shaped the 31 (86)
Modern Congress
5 Sam Raybum: The Power of Persuasion 33 (4)
Anthony Champagne
6 Gerald Ford: A Politician without Enemies 37 (4)
Richard Reeves
7 Thomas "Tip" O'Neill: New Deal Champion 41 (6)
John A. Farrell
8 Dan Rostenkowski: The Deal-Maker 47 (6)
Richard Cohen
9 Newt Gingrich: The Partisan Revolutionary 53 (7)
Linda Killian
10 Tom DeLay: Power and Hubris 60 (5)
Jan Reid
11 Dennis Hastert: The Accidental Speaker 65 (4)
Michael Doming
12 Nancy Pelosi: The Pioneer 69 (5)
Elaine S. Povich
13 Richard Russell Jr.: Patriarch of the 74 (6)
Senate
Sheryl B. Vogt
14 Robert A. Taft: Mr. Republican 80 (6)
James Patterson
15 Lyndon B. Johnson: Presidential 86 (5)
Legislator
Joseph A. Califano Jr.
16 Jesse Helms: The Unapologetic 91 (7)
Conservative
David B. Frisk
17 Edward "Ted" Kennedy: A Liberal Lion 98 (4)
Susan Milligan
18 Sam Nunn: Strategic Leadership 102 (6)
David M. Abshire
19 Richard G. Lugar: Statesman of the Senate 108 (4)
John T. Shaw
20 John McCain: The Happy Warrior 112 (5)
Joe Lieberman
Section III Congress and Domestic Policy 117 (94)
21 Regulating Sunrise and Sunset: The Long 119 (6)
Arm of the Commerce Clause
Susan Sullivan Logon
22 In Roosevelt's Shadow: The New Deal 125 (5)
Congress
Patrick Maney
23 Dawn of a New Era: Building the Modern 130 (3)
Congress
Ross K. Baker
24 Defeating Jim Crow: The 1965 Voting 133 (6)
Rights Act
Kareem U. Crayton
25 Great Society Milestones: Medicare and 139 (6)
Medicaid
Marilyn Moon
26 The Power of the Purse: Rethinking 145 (7)
Runaway Debt and a Broken Budgeting Process
Jason J. Fichtner
27 Myth and Reality of the Safety Net: The 152 (5)
1983 Social Security Reforms
Rudolph G. Penner
28 Bygone Bipartisanship: The Tax Reform 157 (6)
Act of 1986
Richard Cohen
29 Grand Bargain or Grand Collapse: The 163 (8)
Case of Immigration Reform
Muzaffar Chishti
Charles Kamasaki
30 Showdown over Judicial Nominations: 171 (4)
Robert Bork
Mark Gitenstein
31 A Republican Revolution: The 1994 175 (8)
Contract with America
Linda Killian
32 Compromise amid Bitter Partisanship: The 183 (5)
Welfare Reform Law of 1996
Ron Haskins
33 The Backfire of Unintended Consequences: 188 (7)
The 1997 Balanced Budget Act
Scott Lilly
34 Before Money Was Speech: Campaign 195 (6)
Finance Reform
Susan Milligan
35 Federal Reform of Education: No Child 201 (10)
Left Behind
Patrick McGuinn
Section IV Congress and National Security 211 (108)
36 FDR versus Congressional Isolationists: 213 (12)
The Road to World War II
Carl Cannon
37 A Superpower's Foundation: The National 225 (6)
Security Act of 1947
Katherine A. Scott
38 Un-American Investigations: McCarthyism 231 (7)
and the Red Scare
Ellen Schrecker
39 A Blank Check for War: The Gulf of 238 (7)
Tonkin Resolution
Marvin Kalb
40 From Draftees to Professionals: The 245 (8)
All-Volunteer Force
James Kitfield
41 Congress Takes a Stand: The 1973 War 253 (10)
Powers Resolution
Dan Mahaffee
42 Shining a Light on Spycraft: The Church 263 (6)
and Pike Committees
Loch K. Johnson
43 Against All Odds: The Goldwater-Nichols 269 (9)
Defense Reorganization
James Kitfield
44 The Triumph of Process over Politics: 278 (9)
The Base Closure Commissions
David Berteau
45 A Powers Tug-of-War: The Iraq War 287 (7)
Resolutions
James Kitfield
46 An Imperfect Compromise: "Don't Ask, 294 (6)
Don't Tell"
James Kitfield
47 License to Spy: The USA PATRIOT Act 300 (6)
James Kitfield
48 Reforming National Intelligence: The 306 (5)
9/11 Commission
Michael Allen
49 Changing Course in a Time of War: 311 (8)
Congress and the 2006 Iraq Study Group
Jordan Tama
Section V Congress and Presidential Scandal 319 (22)
50 A President Resigns: The Watergate 321 (6)
Scandal
Keith Olson
51 In Watergate's Shadow: The Iran-Contra 327 (6)
Scandal
Ross Cheit
52 Political Warfare on the Potomac: The 333 (8)
Lewinsky Scandal and Clinton Impeachment
Kirk Victor
Notes 341 (30)
Selected Bibliography 371 (14)
Contributors 385 (6)
Acknowledgments 391 (2)
Index 393 (22)
About the Editors 415