Answer the questions in Exercise S3 for these examples of
(a) The U.S. budget confrontation between President
Clinton and the Republican-controlled Congress in 1995. Readings: Sheldon
Wolin, “Democracy and Counterrevolution,” Nation, April 22, 1996; David
Bowermaster, “Meet the Mavericks,” U.S. News and World Report, December 25,
1995–January 1, 1996; “A Flight that Never Seems to End,” Economist, December
(b) The television writers’ strike of 2007–2008.
Readings: “Writers Guild of America,” online archive of the New York Times on
the Writers Guild and the strike. Available at http://topics.nytimes.com/top
“Writers Strike: A Punch from the Picket Line.” Available at http://writers-strike.blogspot.com.