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No, Ben Sasse, repealing the 17th Amendment would not improve the U.S. Senate

September 18, 2020  ·  William Gray
From Mischiefs of Faction: The prevailing wisdom among opponents of the 17th Amendment, who range from Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) to Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to Senator Ben… Read More

Congress May Remove a Paywall to Justice

September 18, 2020  ·  Anthony Marcum
Note: On Tuesday, the House Judiciary passed H.R. 8235, the Open Courts Act of 2020, by voice vote. Would you believe the same committee that voted along party lines to impeach… Read More

Attempting to oust the Speaker of the House offers short-term nothing for long-term discomfort

September 17, 2020  ·  Joshua Huder
Reports emerged yesterday of a plan among House Freedom Caucus (HFC) members to oust Speaker Pelosi via a “motion to vacate the chair.” This motion has been a more… Read More

New report: Congressional Brain Drain

September 17, 2020  ·  Tim LaPira
A new report from New America by Alexandra Furnas and Timothy LaPira examines legislative capacity in the 21st century. Executive Summary This research report comprehensively investigates congressional capacity… Read More

Video: Understanding and Misunderstanding the Filibuster with James Wallner

September 16, 2020  ·  William Gray
The filibuster is one of the great bugbears of American politics. Democrats and Republicans routinely blame the infamous practice when the Senate fails to act on their policy priorities, but… Read More