Can Caucuses Help Make Congress Great Again?
President Obama meets with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in 2009. Source: Wikipedia. Well, maybe—or maybe not in their current form. Prof. Jennifer Victor of George Mason University writes: “The current… Read More
APSA White Papers on Congressional Capacity
Every chair was filled at the American Political Science Association panel discussing congressional capacity. The papers delivered were: Anthony Madonna and Ian Ostrander, “A Congress of Cannibals: The Evolution… Read More
Reminder: Saturday APSA Academic Panel On Congressional Capacity
Lee Drutman and Kevin Kosar, the co-directors of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group, will be on a panel titled “Assessing Congress’ Capacity to Solve Problems.” This will… Read More
A Case for Stronger Congressional Committees
With congressional partisanship at record highs and congressional approval ratings at record lows, the First Branch should consider reform. Two recent white papers (one analyzing the House, the… Read More
Is the House of Representatives Deinstitutionalizing?
The 114th Congress in the House chamber. Source: Wikipedia Jeffery A. Jenkins’ and Charles Stewart III’s recently presented an important paper, “The Deinstitutionalization (?) of the… Read More
Jonathan Rauch On Congress and Chaos
The Brookings Institution’s Jonathan Rauch has an article garnering much attention: “How American Politics Went Insane” (The Atlantic, July/August 2016). He writes: “Chaos syndrome is a chronic decline in the… Read More
Academic Panel On Congressional Capacity
Lee Drutman and Kevin Kosar, the co-directors of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group, will be on a panel titled “Assessing Congress’ Capacity to Solve Problems.” This will occur… Read More