Interview: Michael Stern, Point of Order, former Senior Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives

November 25, 2020
In the last podcast episode of Season 1 of Why Public Service?, Kevin Kosar chats with Michael Stern, former Senior Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives and creator of… Read More

Forget ghostly apparitions…the Senate has disappeared!

November 2, 2020
In the wake of America’s scariest holiday and on the eve of what promises to be a contentious election, many people think Americans have a lot to be scared about. Read More

New report: Does the executive branch control the power of the purse?

October 30, 2020
Molly Reynolds and Philip Wallach have a new report out over at the American Enterprise Institute about the tug-of-war over the power of the purse between Congress… Read More

The Constitution ensures no one rules America

October 30, 2020
The nation’s political class is at a fever pitch with less than one week to go until Election Day. Its denizens are convinced that American self-government’s fate hinges on whether… Read More

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