The Political Fix

The Political Fix

Changing the Game of American Democracy, From the Grass Roots to the White House

Book - 2010
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Top political insider Douglas E. Schoen dissects the failures of modern politics and unveils the practical-minded, citizen-powered solutions that will revive American democracy

One of America's foremost political pollsters, Douglas E. Schoen, shows how the electoral system can be mended so that it once again serves and inspires the American people--no matter their party.

In The Political Fix , Schoen lays out provocative yet highly achievable solutions--from completely unmoderated debates to a rotating primary schedule--that will compel politicians to be responsive to citizens rather than to special interests. To ensure justice for all, he calls for removing the attorney general from the cabinet and creating joint chiefs of staff for the Justice Department. He points to innovations on the state and local level--from Alaska, where the state checkbook is posted on the Web, to New York City, where residents can call a single toll-free number to access government services. And he argues that the obsession with capping the influence of large donors has strangled genuine reform--and the answer is to get more money into politics, through a tax credit for small donors.

Schoen provides a rallying cry and an action plan for the thousands of Americans hungry for long-lasting political change.

Publisher: New York : Time Books, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805089738
080508973X
Branch Call Number: 973.932 Schoen
973.932 Schoen
Characteristics: 272 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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