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Congressional Ethics

Congressional EthicsTitoloCongressional Ethics
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CategoriaJuvenile Nonfiction: Social Science - Politics & Government
RilegaturaLibrary Binding
Età consigliata14-17 anni
Dati240 p.; ill.
Anno2013
EditoreGreenhaven Press
CollanaOpposing Viewpoints (Library)
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Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?11
Introduction14
Chapter 1 Is the Congressional Ethical Oversight System Necessary and Effective?
Chapter Preface
20
1 The US Senate Select Committee on Ethics Is Effective and Necessary
23
Select Committee on Ethics, United States Senate
2 The US Senate Select Committee on Ethics Is Ineffective
36
Mark Hemingway
3 The Office of Congressional Ethics Has Potent Political Influence
43
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)
4 Dems' Dubious Ethics Tactics the Last Straw?
54
Donald Lambro
5 The Office of Congressional Ethics Has Improved Oversight
59
Paul Blumenthal
6 The House Ethics Committee Has Failed to Improve Ethics Oversight
64
John Bresnahan
7 Congressional Ethics Oversight Appears to Be Racially Biased
72
G. Derek Musgrove
8 Congressional Ethics Oversight Is Not Racially Biased
78
Armstrong Williams
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography
83
Chapter 2 What Impact Do Congressional Ethics Have on Social and Political Issues?
Chapter Preface
85
1 Congressional Lapses in Ethics on Climate Change Can Have Disastrous Environmental Effects
88
Donald A. Brown
2 Biotechnology Legislation Raises Ethical Concerns About Privacy and Discrimination
95
Mark A. Rothstein
3 The US Economic Recession Is Closely Linked to Unethical Behavior in Congress
106
Rushworth M. Kidder
4 Poor Oversight and Prioritizing Politics over Ethics Lead to the Election of Corrupt Lawmakers
112
Nick Baumann
5 Ethics and Morality in Congress Are Essential to Sustain Constitutional Rights and a Functional Democracy
118
David E. Skaggs
6 Punishment for Ethical Violations Is Swift and Decisive When Political Interests Are Threatened
124
Fred Barnes
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography
129
Chapter 3 How Do Lobbying and Ethics Reform Measures Affect Congressional Ethics?
Chapter Preface
131
1 Lobbying and Ethics Reform Legislation Is Crucial to Restore Congressional Integrity
134
John McCain
2 Lobbying and Ethics Reform Legislation Does Not Address the Root Cause of Unethical Activity
140
Jack Abramoff
3 The Honest Leadership and Open Government Act Provides Unprecedented Ethics Reform
144
Democratic Policy Committee (DPC)
4 The Honest Leadership and Open Government Act Is Ineffective Due to Low Enforcement
153
Bara Vaida
5 Lobbying and Ethics Legislation Favors Businesses and Undermines Nonprofits' Advocacy Efforts
160
Larry Ottinger
6 Lobbying and Ethics Reform Legislation Confuses and Interferes with Legitimate Political Activities
168
Randy Furst
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography
174
Chapter 4 What Are Some Consequences of Ethics Violations?
Chapter Preface
176
1 Congressional Ethics Committee Investigations Pressure Rather than Punish Politicians
178
Chris Good
2 Surviving Sex Scandals
185
Julian E. Zelizer
3 Sex Scandals in Congress: What Rep. Weiner's `Sexting' Adds to the Literature
192
Gail Russell Chaddock
4 Insider Trading Is Unethical and Calls for Strict Regulation and Harsh Punishment
199
Jim Galloway
5 Strict Regulation of Congressional Insider Trading Is Misguided and Unnecessary
205
Daniel Gross
6 DeLay's Guilty Verdict a Comment on Politics
211
Rick Casey
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography216
For Further Discussion217
Organizations to Contact220
Bibliography of Books227
Index231

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