IVN.us Focuses on The People in Politics This Week

We hear a lot of discussion of the fiscal cliff, taxes, energy policy, and other broad issues that are important to our prosperity. But, we hear less about the people who are crafting the legislation and have to make the critical votes in shaping our future.

It is easy to be a journalist or a philosopher, like a Monday morning quarter-back in the land of “what ifs.” This week on IVN, we pay special attention to the people in politics who have to make practical decisions in the reality of “what now.”

Popular Articles on IVN

Record Number of Women Elected to Congress in 2012

Record Number of Women Elected to Congress in 2012

The 2012 election cycle saw a record number of women elected in Congress, with 20 Senators and at least 77 Representatives.

Religious Diversity in Congress

Religious Diversity in Congress, A Year of “Firsts”

Promoting religious diversity in Congress, Americans elected the first Hindu, non-theist, and Unitarian Universalists members of Congress, and the first Buddhist senator in 2012.

Democrats Try to Initiate Filibuster Reform for the New Year

Democrats Try to Initiate Filibuster Reform for the New Year

Increasingly frustrated over the use of filibusters in the 112th Congress, some Senators are pushing to initiate filibuster reform before the new year.

citizens united reform

Election Highlights Need for Campaign Finance Reform

After an astounding $6 billion was spent this election cycle, Americans are once again confronted with the issue of campaign finance reform.

Shawn Griffiths

Contributor of the Week:
Shawn Griffiths

Shawn is a regional editor for IVN. He is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas and has been actively involved in grassroots efforts in the state since 2005.

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