How does the American system of campaign finance facilitate democratic accountability?

Topic: In the past decade or so, the role of money in elections has come into renewed focus. This is especially true of so-called dark money groups. In the text and lecture, we looked at recent Supreme Court decisions that have loosened or overturned restrictions on campaign donations since 2010. These decisions have made dark… Continue reading How does the American system of campaign finance facilitate democratic accountability?

Do you think the underrepresentation of women and minorities affect Congress’s business?

Instructions Research the proportion of women, African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans and openly gay or lesbian members of Congress. Reflect on what these patterns say about the nature of representation. Why do some groups tend to be underrepresented in Congress? Why do you see a trend in which more women and minorities… Continue reading Do you think the underrepresentation of women and minorities affect Congress’s business?