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Reader, suppose you were an idiot; and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.

Mark Twain

It is widely believed in Washington that it would take Congress thirty days to make instant coffee.

David Brinkley (Harris, 1995: 1)
  • The US Constitution
  • Bicameralism: House and Senate
  • Committees and Leadership
  • Parties and Caucuses
  • The Electoral Connection
  • Three Eras of Congress
  • In defence of Congress: a qualifying note
  • Conclusion

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