EVENT: Losers’ Consent: How do we stabilize our democracy?

October 21, 2021
The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 was not an isolated incident; rather, it marked the culmination of the ongoing degradation of our political culture. A successful democracy relies upon… Read More

A Conservative Election Reform: Ranked-Choice Voting

May 13, 2021
“[T]he thinking conservative understands that permanence and change must be recognized and reconciled in a vigorous society.” When Russell Kirk penned his famous “Ten Conservative Principles” in 1993, he… Read More

New Poll Finds Majority of Republican Voters Lost Faith in Elections

March 1, 2021
A majority of Republican voters—67 percent—across the country believe the 2020 presidential election was invalid, according to a new poll by the R Street Institute and the Tyson Group. Seventy-five… Read More

Event: Election 2020 – Setting Expectations & Debunking Myths

October 20, 2020
When: Thursday, Oct. 22, 3:30pm ET. Register here. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted American life in many ways and will certainly also impact the 2020 election. In fact, in order… Read More

ICYMI: Why Public Service? podcast interviews Amber McReynolds

September 28, 2020
“I think the first problem is most people do not understand how elections work and I would count the politicians in that. I think most elected leaders actually don’t understand… Read More

Video: Money in the House of Representatives

June 15, 2020
Former Reps. Steve Israel (D, NY) and Zach Wamp (R, TN) joined Kevin Kosar to discuss how and why legislators fundraise, and the troubling effects money-getting has on Congress. Read More

Today at noon: Money in the House of Representatives

June 9, 2020
Source: WashingtonPost.com Money—it is a fact of life for the legislator. It is widely understood that elected officials raise money for reelection. Less well known is how fundraising affects… Read More

Event: Money in the House of Representatives

May 27, 2020
Source: WashingtonPost.com Money—it is a fact of life for the legislator. It is widely understood that elected officials raise money for reelection. Less well known is how fundraising affects… Read More

Podcast: How House legislators are forced to raise money for their parties

February 19, 2020
During their orientation on Capitol Hill, new members of Congress learn about a decades-old tradition often referred to as dialing for dollars, or dues. Political leaders effectively turn newly elected… Read More

Interest groups are out-performing the parties in congressional primaries

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April 29, 2019
Party organizations have historically been successful in nominating their preferred candidates. However, thanks to the creation of super PACs, interest groups have become integral in determining candidates’ success… Read More