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Eric Posner of the University of Chicago discusses the outdated and effectively broken process to change the US Constitution.
Robert Kaiser, formerly of the Washington Post, argues the US Congress is 'helpless and hopeless'.
Dr Elizabeth Thurbon from UNSW Australia argues the Australian government is disempowering Australian companies.
Opensecrets.org provides a database on who donates, how much, and to which candidates or parties in the United States.
Andrew Reeves of Washington University in St Louis reviews The Unheavenly Chorus, a study on political participation and socio-economic status.
Political columnist Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal asks: are we asking too much of our elected politicians in a hyper-complex world?
Democratic political strategist Peter Fenn writes that political donations in the run up to the 2016 US Presidential election are out of control and ruining America's democratic system.
Martin Gilens of Princeton University and Benjamin Page of Northwestern University find that economic elites and business-based interest groups drive US policy.
A report by Congressional Management Foundation finds that email torrents from citizens are jamming the gears of the US Congress – and the advent of social media will only add to the problem.
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