President’s Day Read: The Star Wars theory of history

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February 18, 2019
In the wake of the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville in 2017, bestselling popular historian and former Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek Jon Meacham undertook a series of essays which he soon turned… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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February 15, 2019
Lee Drutman, “Can Congress fix itself?” Vox: “The committee begins its work with some big limits. It is initially authorized for only one year and can only issue recommendations… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

February 8, 2019
Kristina Peterson and Andrew Duehren, “Lawmakers Vow to Modernize Congress, One Modem at a Time,” Wall Street Journal: “Congress is a fixer-upper right now,” said Rep. Derek Kilmer (D.,… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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February 1, 2019
G. William Hoagland, “The shutdown horror show was bad, but beware the reruns,” Roll Call: “The latest shutdown has been a lesson in how each side needs something to… Read More

Packing Supreme Court with more seats does nothing for democracy

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January 31, 2019
With control of the House for the first time since 2011, Democrats have proposed a number of legislative initiatives, including ways to reform the federal judiciary. Indeed, following the confirmation… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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January 25, 2019
Carl Hulse and Emily Cochrane, “McConnell and Pelosi Have a Fraught Relationship. The Shutdown Hasn’t Helped,” New York Times: “The two congressional leaders are ideological opposites who are… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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January 18, 2019
Paul Blumenthal, “Congress Might Actually Do Something To Stop Itself From Sucking So Much,” Huffington Post: “It’s hard to find agreement in the politically polarized environment of Washington, but… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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January 11, 2019
Lindsey McPherson, “First big bipartisan vote establishes House select committee on modernizing Congress,” Roll Call: “Taking its first bipartisan vote of the 116th Congress, the House voted Friday to… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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January 4, 2019
Kevin Schaul and Kevin Uhrmacher, “Democrats’ generational gap grows with return of Speaker Pelosi and longtime deputies,” Washington Post: “There’s a new crop of lawmakers starting on Capitol Hill… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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December 21, 2018
Dean DiChiaro, “In Oversight Role, House Democrats Aim for Both Check and Balance,” Roll Call: “Partisan tensions in Washington already reached a fever pitch during Trump’s first two years… Read More