Fight Club Politics

Fight Club Politics

How Partisanship Is Poisoning the House of Representatives

By Juliet Eilperin

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Hardcover, 9780742551183, 168pp.

Publication Date: March 17, 2006

Description
The function of the U.S. House of Representatives is to serve as the body of government closest to ordinary citizens, reflecting their needs and desires. Yet, over the past decade, the House's drift from its roots has given rise to Republicans' ability to capture control of the chamber from a 40-year Democratic rule. Factors including House rules that have curtailed dissent and more powerful party leaders perpetuate this national divide This book shows how average Americans have little say over what happens in the House, and what can be done about it.