Senior Fellow, Governance Project, R Street Institute
Marian Currinder is a senior fellow with the R Street Institute’s Governance Project and editor of LegBranch.org.
Marian previously served as senior fellow and curriculum director at the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, led U.S. government accountability and transparency projects for two nonprofits, and taught American government at the College of Charleston.
She is the author of Money in the House: Campaign Funds and Congressional Parties and co-author of the textbook Congress in Context. She also has published numerous articles and book chapters, mostly focused on Congress and campaign finance.
Marian earned her bachelor’s at Pennsylvania State University and her doctorate at the University of Florida.
Robert Caro’s recent article on secrets he uncovered while digging through Lyndon Johnson’s archives provides fascinating glimpses into how political power is wielded in Washington. The ability… Read More
Carl Hulse and Emily Cochrane, “McConnell and Pelosi Have a Fraught Relationship. The Shutdown Hasn’t Helped,” New York Times: “The two congressional leaders are ideological opposites who are… Read More
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Paul Blumenthal, “Congress Might Actually Do Something To Stop Itself From Sucking So Much,” Huffington Post: “It’s hard to find agreement in the politically polarized environment of Washington, but… Read More