Partisanship, incumbency, and bicameralism

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Congressional approval ratings are at an all time-low, with Americans viewing Congress as an institution that is

gridlocked, partisan and incapable of policy compromise. While some have seen the 113th and 114th Congress as a necessary

check against executive power, many see it as a dysfunctional, partisan institution in need of reform.
Assess the prompt above and analyze the role of the following three topics specifically in your answer: partisanship,

incumbency, bicameralism.

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/07/19/worst_congress_ever

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/14/opinion/frum-mann-ornstein/

 




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