The Secretary General of the Kuwait National Assembly has established a training program to assist newly elected members understand how to function in a democratic legislature. He even will give them guidance as to when to speak, how long to speak, and provide other assistance to ensure they vote in a democratic manner.
I wonder if this approach would work in Congress. Imagine, if congressmen had someone monitor how long they were speaking, whether or not they were speaking to the topic, or were they voting based on the interests of their constituents or based on lobbyist money. i am intrigued by this concept. It might well make our congress not only efficient but actually focused on interests of the people who elected them.