Survey: Tell Us About LegBranch

October 23, 2020
We want your feedback on LegBranch! Please take this quick survey! (Link here in case the embedded form is broken.) Loading…… Read More

What can we learn from other nations about pernicious polarization in the United States?

October 5, 2020
In the latest episode of Politics In Question, Jennifer McCoy joins Julia, Lee, and James to discuss political polarization in the United States and worldwide. McCoy is… Read More

ICYMI: Fixing the House means more staff pay and member budget sway, panel concludes

October 1, 2020
David Hawkings over at The Fulcrum writes about the latest set of bipartisan recommendations passed by the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. He writes: “The… Read More

Podcast: Why Public Service? with Yuval Levin, AEI

September 9, 2020
Earlier this month, the R Street Institute launched the Why Public Service? podcast. Each 15-minute episode features an interview with an individual who made the choice to participate in… Read More

Jonathan Bydlak Promoted to Interim Director of R Street’s Governance Program

September 4, 2020
The R Street Institute recently promoted Jonathan Bydlak to Interim Director of the organization’s Governance program, with oversight of its future strategy and new hires. “Jonathan’s unique expertise on… Read More

Event: Understanding and Misunderstanding the Filibuster – James Wallner in Conversation

September 2, 2020
Click here to RSVP for the event. The filibuster is one of the great bugbears of American politics. Democrats and Republicans routinely blame the infamous practice when the… Read More

LegBranch.org gets a new editor – Lauren Rollins

August 24, 2020
Lauren Rollins of the R Street Institute takes over the editorship of Legbranch.org effective today (August 24, 2020). Lauren joined R Street in 2017 and has been the Director of… Read More

Book review: Julian Zelizer on the rise of Newt Gingrich

August 20, 2020
Julian Zelizer, Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, The Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party (Penguin, 2020) Philip Wallach, for LegBranch.org The Princeton… Read More

Video: Congress vs. Courts: An Article I Debate | Spotlight on Freedom

August 18, 2020
In a special Article I Coalition debate, scholars from the R Street Institute, Cato Institute, and Heritage Foundation discuss the proper role of Congress versus the role of the courts… Read More

LegBranch.org Beach Read: Congress at War

August 17, 2020
A great read that shows the critical role Congress played in getting President Abraham Lincoln to take a tougher stand on slavery, and how our national legislature acted to build… Read More