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Marian Currinder

Senior Fellow, Governance Project, R Street Institute

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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

March 9, 2018
Image source here By Marian Currinder Budget and Appropriations Jennifer Shutt, “With Expectations Low, Select Budget Committee Prepares to Meet,” Roll Call: “The select committee tasked with overhauling the budget… Read More
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Leadership super PACs and the further centralization of power

March 8, 2018
Image source: PBS By Marian Currinder The direct primary was one of the Progressive Era’s most consequential reforms. Diminishing the role of parties in the nominating process meant that campaigns… Read More
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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

March 2, 2018
Image source here By Marian Currinder Congressional dysfunction and reform Rep. Darin LaHood and Rep. Daniel Lipinski, “Opinion: The Time to Reform Congress and our Political System is Now,”… Read More
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Rep. Darin LaHood on congressional dysfunction and the prospects for reform

March 1, 2018
By Marian Currinder Efforts to reform congressional dysfunction typically come from senior members who are tired of not getting anything done, former members who can speak openly (and critically)… Read More
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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

February 23, 2018
Image source here By Marian Currinder Senate Molly E. Reynolds, “Why is the Senate broken?” Brookings Fixgov: “In a new book entitled Broken, Ira Shapiro lays much of the blame… Read More
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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

February 16, 2018
Image Source: Daily Beast By Marian Currinder Budget, Appropriations, Earmarks David Hawkings, “When the Deal Precedes the Bid, Time to Change the Rules?” Roll Call: “But something largely overlooked… Read More
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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

February 9, 2018
By Marian Currinder   Congressional capacity, retirements, parties Matt Glassman, “Why Congress Doesn’t Always Do the Right Thing,” New York Times: “Will arguments to “do the right thing”… Read More
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Rethinking member ambition and the reelection goal

February 7, 2018
Image source: Lee Drutman/Vox By Marian Currinder That members of Congress are ambitious is a political science axiom. Getting elected (and reelected) to Congress requires ambition, as does the earnest… Read More
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ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

February 2, 2018
Image Source: USA Today By Marian Currinder Gridlock and Reform Charles Zug and Connor M. Ewing, “What happened to the State of the Union address? Originally, it helped the… Read More
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Ten ways to unsuck Congress

January 30, 2018
“This place sucks.” Sen. Joe Manchin’s candid commentary came during discussions with Democratic leadership about whether the West Virginia senator would run for reelection. Manchin’s remarks were less a… Read More