But while the focus on the president is understandable, it risks detracting attention, and scrutiny, from the key players in Congress who, with hundreds of little decisions and deals, are driving the outcome of this debate. Those men and women aren’t celebrities, and they belong to an institution of which little is expected. But they have just as much agency, and should be held just as accountable, as the man in the White House.
01:22 PM - August 14, 2009
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Questions and exercises for journalism students.