The US Senate just isn't what it used to be. Political insider Ira Shapiro longs for the 1960s and 1970s, where lawmakers passed landmark civil rights legislation, debated the Vietnam War and held Nixon accountable for Watergate. Shapiro's book, "The Last Great Senate," chronicles those golden years and provides a vision for the future. He spoke at Town Hall on September 24, 2012.
Ira Shapiro is an international trade lawyer who has held senior staff positions in the US Senate and served as general counsel and ambassador in the Office of the US Trade Representative during the Clinton Administration.