Popular constitutionalism: Antidote for rule by the judiciary

October 22, 2019
On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln traveled to the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to give witness to the cause for which the Americans who had fought and died in the… Read More

Symposium: The People Themselves: Popular Constitutionalism and Judicial Review

October 21, 2019
“Who ought to rule” is an age old question, pondered by the great thinkers since the days when Socrates padded about the public square in Athens. These days, “Who ought… Read More

How should we think about impeachment?

October 17, 2019
It’s in the news—relentlessly, and many commentator and interested parties have taken some hard positions on the issue. But maybe we should pause, take a step back, and ponder, “How… Read More

What is a gerrymander?

October 10, 2019
Gerrymander? What constitutes a gerrymander? Prof. Julia Azari (Marquette University), Lee Drutman (New America), and James Wallner (R Street Institute) consider how the gerrymander impacts our politics, examine what the… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

October 10, 2019
Frank O. Bowman, III, “White House Letter Distorts Both Law and History on Impeachment,” JustSecurity.org, October 9, 2019. “The White House letter of October 8 refusing all executive… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

October 4, 2019
Come to our Capitol Hill event on Tuesday: Time for an upgrade: Getting better tech for Congress. Lorelei Kelly, author of “Modernizing Congress, Bringing Democracy into the 21st Century,”… Read More

Should the Senate be abolished?

September 30, 2019
Nine months into 2019, the Senate looks to some observers like little more than a vehicle for approving nominees. “Where’s the debates and lawmaking?” they wonder. Prof. Julia Azari (Marquette… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads —and listens— on Congress

September 27, 2019
Casey Burgat, “Impeachment: What happens now?” LegislativeProcedure.com, September 25, 2019 “Political observers and talking heads were quick to point out that Pelosi’s announcement did not answer important questions… Read More

APSA Task Force Memorandum: Modernizing congressional capacity

September 26, 2019
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:   Lee Drutman, New America (chair); Larry Evans, William and Mary College; Bruce M. Patton, Harvard… Read More

Are we in political realignment?

September 24, 2019
Both major political parties have significant factions within them. Is America going through another period of political realignment? Prof. Julia Azari (Marquette University), Lee Drutman (New America), and James Wallner… Read More