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R Street Explainer: How the minority party can impact legislation in today’s Congress

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February 19, 2019  ·  Aubrey Neal, Casey Burgat
The House of Representatives is fundamentally a majoritarian institution. That is, any coalition or party with the majority of votes can largely dominate the chamber’s agenda, scheduling, procedure and outcomes. Read More

President’s Day Read: The Star Wars theory of history

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February 18, 2019  ·  Philip Wallach
In the wake of the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville in 2017, bestselling popular historian and former Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek Jon Meacham undertook a series of essays which he soon turned… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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February 15, 2019  ·  Marian Currinder
Lee Drutman, “Can Congress fix itself?” Vox: “The committee begins its work with some big limits. It is initially authorized for only one year and can only issue recommendations… Read More

Will increasing small dollar donations polarize Congress?

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February 14, 2019  ·  Misty Knight-Finley, Alex Keena
The costs of mounting a successful congressional campaign have increased exponentially over the last three decades. In order to win in this environment, members of Congress must increasingly… Read More

Video: America’s longest shutdown

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February 13, 2019  ·  Marian Currinder
LIVESTREAM:: America's Longest Shutdown @jiwallner, Charlie Bolton in @senrobportman's office, @julia_azari. https://t.co/l7WBznoJxZ — R Street Institute (@RSI) February 12,… Read More