ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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December 7, 2018
John Dingell, “I Served in Congress Longer Than Anyone. Here’s How to Fix It,” The Atlantic: “In my six decades in public service, I’ve seen many changes in our… Read More

Arguments against 18 year term limits for the Supreme Court

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December 3, 2018
After Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation, there were numerous cries among politicians and commentators for the need to lower the political temperature around Supreme Court nominations. Since then, one of… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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November 30, 2018
Paul Kane, “Want Congress to look more like the people it serves? Provide member housing, pay staff more,” Washington Post: “Two of those possibilities should be considered next year… Read More

A truckload of watermelons: Five OMG’s from John Lawrence’s “The Class of ‘74”

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November 28, 2018
John Lawrence has some tales to tell. He served nearly four decades in the House, culminating as the chief of staff to Nancy Pelosi during her stint as… Read More

Why we should expect to see more rule-breaking in Congress from now on

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November 21, 2018
On June 12, 2016, the United States was confronted with another horrific gun massacre, this time at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, resulting in the deaths of 49… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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November 16, 2018
Mike Gallagher, “How to Salvage Congress,” The Atlantic: “I have come to believe that the problem is not the people. The problem is a defective process and a power… Read More

LegBranch launches new website

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November 14, 2018
LegBranch.org, the hub for the congressional reform movement, launches a new and improved website today. The site features the latest research and writing on topics like congressional leadership, legislative… Read More

Administration revokes press pass in act of retaliation

November 9, 2018
On Nov. 7, CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials were revoked in the wake of a heated interaction with the President during the White House’s post-election press conference. Press… Read More

Echoes of Our Great War

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November 9, 2018
When describing the state of American politics today, pundits have often turned to the phrase: “partisan trench warfare.” Martial metaphors of all kinds are ubiquitous in our political commentary, but… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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November 9, 2018
Kate Zernike, “Nancy Pelosi: Demonized or Celebrated, She Refuses to Agonize,” New York Times: “Ms. Pelosi, 78, is the highest-ranking woman in American politics and American political history. And… Read More