It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism

It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism

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OhioProf More than 1 year ago
The hours you spend reading, watching and listening to columnists – and tearing your hair out – are better spent reading this book. Though a short, crisp read, the authors have carefully documented their facts and argument. Which I think they understood they need to do because what they state (1) is not what we are hearing from other observers, and (2) seems so obvious that a critical reader would want to make sure it is true. Two thumbs down for my local B&N retailers. Their front racks are piled high with Coulter, Limbaugh, Klein. Go to the Current Affairs section and you can find these and the other usual suspects, but not a single copy of “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks.” Sadly proving much of the argument made by Mann and Ornstein.
RickMeister More than 1 year ago
If you don't read another this summer I recommend this one. 200 Pages: 1st 100 how we got so polarized/partisan; 2nd 100 how to fix it.
MarylandShopper More than 1 year ago
A clearly written and sober analysis of how and why our political system and governance has gone off track and become calcified by inaction. Plus suggestions for improvement--some possible, some not very likely, some highly unlikely. Written from a Democratic perspective but the criticisms of the new Republican attitudes, agendas, and operating practices are more often on target than not. A clear yearning for an earlier, now passe form of rational GOP conservatism and loyal opposition--plus a few well placed digs at the Democrats, the media, and voters themselves. Highly informative sections on the foggy procedural workings of the Senate where inaction is often the goal and procedural roadblocks are more common and easier to errect than intended by the Constitution or previous Congressional precedents.
fontaineTJ More than 1 year ago
Very thoughtful
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to read this book for a Legislative Processes class.... The book is wonderfully written, and very well thought out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago