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Why Ethics Should Matter to Congress

Polling shows that Americans care a great deal about the honesty of their representatives in Congress. Yet Congress allowed its ethics system to break down, and is only now starting to rebuild it.

Where Is Vision for Next Steps in Iraq?

Five years after the Iraq War's commencement, where are we? Former Congressman Lee Hamilton assesses the situation.

How Do We Reduce Partisanship?

A lot of people complain these days that Washington has gotten too partisan, but not many know how to address the problem. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton offers his thoughts.

Congress Needs to Embrace Transparency

Secrecy in government breeds cynicism. That is why, former Congressman Lee Hamilton says, "Congress Needs to Embrace Transparency."

Values and U.S. Foreign Policy

A common debate in American foreign policy focuses on the roles that values and interests should play in the formulation of our international agenda. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton writes that to fully protect our broader interests, we should adhere to our moral values.

How to Understand Congress

Watching Congress can be frustrating for many Americans, who wonder why it takes so long to resolve things. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton says that you have to know how to understand Congress.

A Disastrous Budget Process

The small bits of progress that Congress is making in putting together a budget are taking place against a depressing backdrop. Congress no longer seems to know how to put a budget together, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton.

Many Faces of Terrorism Pose Challenge to U.S.

An effective counter-terrorism strategy must seamlessly integrate all the tools of American power into a systematic approach to meet the diversified threat of terrorism, writes former Congressman Lee H. Hamilton.

Effective Oversight Requires An Effective Press

With Congress and the White House in the hands of the same party, this is a distressing time to see massive cutbacks at news organizations. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton explains that this is because "Effective Oversight Requires An Effective Press."

A Choice for North Korea

How should the U.S. respond to North Korea's recent provocations? Former Congressman Lee Hamilton addresses the tense situation on the Korean Peninsula.

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