Give your readers a compelling introduction to congressional ethics with this collection of pro versus con essays. The working of Congress is complicated, which is complicated further by ethics and interpretations of them, but this presentation guides readers through tough topics easily. Readers will look such topics at whether the U.S. Senate Committee on Ethics is effective, whether oversight is racially based, whether punishment for ethical violations is swift enough, and whether lobbying and ethics legislation favors business over the greater good. Amazing essay sources include the Select Committee on Ethics, United States Senate, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Democratic Policy Committee, Bara Vaida, and John McCain.
ContentsThe US senate select committee on ethics is effective and necessary / Select Committee on Ethics, United States Senate
The US senate select committee on ethics is ineffective / Mark Hemingway
The office of congressional ethics has potent political influence / Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)
Dems' dubious ethics tactics the last straw? / Donald Lambro
The office of congressional ethics has improved oversight / Paul Blumenthal
The house ethics committee has failed to improve ethics oversight / John Bresnahan
Congressional ethics oversight appears to be racially biased / G. Derek Musgrove
Congressional ethics oversight is not racially biased / Armstrong Williams
Congressional lapses in ethics on climate change can have disastrous environmental effects / Donald A. Brown
Biotechnology legislation raises ethical concerns about privacy and discrimination / Mark A. Rothstein
The US economic recession is closely linked to unethical behavior in Congress / Rushworth M. Kidder
Poor oversight and prioritizing politics over ethics lead to the election of corrupt lawmakers / Nick Baumann
Ethics and morality in Congress are essential to sustain constitutional rights and a functional democracy / David E. Skaggs
Punishment for ethical violations is swift and decisive when political interests are threatened / Fred Barnes
Lobbying and ethics reform legislations is crucial to restore congressional integrity / John McCain
Lobbying and ethics reform legislation does not address the root cause of unethical activity / Jack Abramoff
The honest leadership and open government act provides unprecedented ethics reform / Democratic Policy Committee (DPC)
The honest leadership and open government act is ineffective due to low enforcement / Bara Vaida
Lobbying and ethics legislation favors businesses and undermines nonprofits' advocacy efforts / Larry Ottinger
Lobbying and ethics reform legislation confuses and interferes with legitimate political activities / Randy Furst
Congressional ethics committee investigations pressure rather than punish politicians / Chris Good
Surviving sex scandals / Julian E. Zelizer
Sex scandals in Congress: what Rep. Weiner's 'sexting' adds to the literature / Gail Russell Chaddock
Insider trading is unethical and calls for strict regulation and harsh punishment / Jim Galloway
Strict regulation of congressional insider trading is misguided and unnecessary / Daniel Gross
DeLay's guilty verdict a comment on politics / Rick Casey.
|Series||Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)|
Political ethics -- United States.
|Publisher|| Detroit :Greenhaven Press,2013
Tardiff, Joseph C.,
Zott, Lynn M. (Lynn Marie), 1969-
248 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.