Thrice Damned Committee
Our Constitutional system seems both intellectually and practically flawed in so many ways, but I’ll never forget when I first became disgusted by it. The Conference Committee. Where measures with wide public support but are an annoyance to the leadership, go to die.
According to Prospect, we’re not going to pull our aid to Sudan because of the genocide. Oh, both the House and Senate want it, and the President could never veto such a thing. But that’s just the price of having a non-public, unrepresentative, leadership dominated final arbitrer in modifying bills to fit both the House and Senate.