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How women work harder to stay in Congress

February 15, 2018
Image source: Politico By Jeffrey Lazarus Almost ten years ago, my colleague Amy Steigerwalt and I were writing on congressional earmarks when we noticed an interesting trend: in the years… Read More

The knowledge culture of Congress

February 14, 2018
Image Source: LOC By Colleen J. Shogan The swirl of commentary and serious thought about “fake news” and “the death of expertise” begs a larger question about American political… Read More

Committee Sheet: House Committee on Small Business

February 12, 2018
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Examining the Case for Biennial Budgeting

February 10, 2018
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Committee Sheet: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

February 5, 2018
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Does gerrymandering cause gridlock in Congress?

February 1, 2018
Image Source: US Census By Marian Currinder Last week, David Wasserman and his Gerrymandering Project colleagues released The Atlas of Redistricting, a massive undertaking that involved drawing… Read More

Committee Sheet: House Committee on Rules

January 29, 2018
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Bring in the nerds: Reviving the Office of Technology Assessment

January 27, 2018
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Connections are the currency of Washington lobbyists

January 24, 2018
Source: Spectrum News By Jennifer Nicoll Victor Lobbyists tend to be about as well regarded as used car salespeople. But are lobbyists really as corrupt as they are often portrayed?… Read More

Convincing evidence that congressional staff do, in fact, matter

January 23, 2018
Staff matter, yet their pay keeps going down. Source: Josh McCrain.  Observers and behind-the-scenes practitioners on Capitol Hill understand and appreciate the vital role filled by staffers in… Read More