All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. Congress is divided into two institutions: the House of Representatives and the Senate. The two houses of Congress have equal but unique roles in the federal government.
While they share legislative responsibilities, each house also has special constitutional duties and powers. To balance the interests of both the small and large states, the Framers of the Constitution divided the power of Congress between the two houses.
Known as the Great or Connecticut Compromise, this plan for representation in Congress was introduced by Connecticut delegates to the Constitutional Convention, Roger Sherman and Oliver Ellsworth. I am much more wary today — not isolationist, but wary — about what well-intentioned outsiders can do to sustainably reshape another country or region. George W. Bush was right on one thing about the Iraq war — many Iraqis wanted to be free to be more democratic once the tyranny of Saddam Hussein was lifted from their necks.
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But many other Iraqis wanted to be free to be more Shiite, more Sunni Jihadist, more corrupt or just more powerful than the tribe or sect next door. No, Toto, everywhere is not like Kansas. The only Arab Spring country that was able to make the transition albeit still tentative from dictatorship to democracy, and to power-sharing between Islamists and secularists, was Tunisia — the one Arab country America had nothing to do with.
Think about that. So I was curious. She had worked as a foreign policy adviser to Senator Obama, and then as a human rights adviser to President Obama before ultimately becoming his second United Nations ambassador.
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People told me she was a real idealist — not a tortured one like me. I wondered: How did she wrestle with all that as she went from reporter-author to policymaker?
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To ease her way back, her friend and the Obama adviser Richard Holbrooke — as a wedding gift — arranges for Power to have a private face-to-face meeting to apologize to Clinton and clear the air. With America being run today by a president for whom no dictator is too odious to call his friend, I found it something of a balm to journey with this Irish immigrant girl from the basement of a Dublin pub, where Power spent way too much time as a little girl reading books while her dad held court in the bar upstairs, to America, where she emigrates with her mom in the s and falls in love in equal parts with the Pittsburgh Pirates and American idealism.
Not the cheap flag-waving variety, but the belief that America is more than just a country.
The older Power is not at all a cynic, but she is less ramrod straight. Her posture is what I like to call a tilt. She looks for somewhere else to fix. Does that sound like an idealist selling out to hold onto the perks of power, or one who keeps looking to fight another day another way?
You decide. And you can — because Power is unstinting in giving you all the ammunition you need to denounce or defend her. See the full list. Drawing often from her journals, she shares what colleagues and friends saw, at times, as her annoying self-righteousness.