Clarifying the power of federal agencies could offer Trump a lasting legacy

June 25, 2018
In this age of unbridled administrative overreach, it is a rare thing for the executive branch to be willing to slim itself down. Yet on June 21, … Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

June 22, 2018
Image source here By Marian Currinder Senate Niels Lesniewski, “Senators Keeping Hope — and ‘Regular Order’ — Alive,” Roll Call: “Does the Senate’s sudden appetite for “regular order” have… Read More

The federal courts need more judges — magistrates can help

June 21, 2018
There is a crisis in the federal judiciary — 75 of them to be exact. That is the number of federal courts, according to the Judicial Conference (the… Read More

Video: Congress and national security

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June 21, 2018
The Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group’s May meeting featured a panel of national security experts who discussed a wide range of vital topics including: Congress’ role in national security and… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

June 15, 2018
Image source here By Marian Currinder Senate Rorie Spill Solberg and Eric N. Waltenburg, “Are Trump’s judicial nominees really being confirmed at a record pace? The answer is complicated,”… Read More

Does Trump even know a formal pardon process exists?

June 11, 2018
President Trump recently tweeted that he had the “absolute right” to pardon himself. Is he right? We’ll see. Regardless, the president indisputably has the power to grant… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

June 8, 2018
Image source here By Marian Currinder Senate Thomas Kaplan and Nicholas Fandos, “Senate’s August Recess Cut, Keeping Democrats Off Campaign Trail,” NYT: “Senator Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that he… Read More

Congress should take a lesson in civility from the Supreme Court

June 7, 2018
“Stupid,” “weak-kneed,” “xenophobic,” “supine” and “racist.” These are just some of the words members of Congress have used to describe one another in recent weeks. And although nearly … Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

June 1, 2018
Image source here By Marian Currinder Senate David Hawkings, “GOP Slips Past Another Senate Custom, and Democrats Turn Blue,” Roll Call: “And now, the “blue slip” — symbol of… Read More

Military service and Congress

May 30, 2018
Image source: WaPo By Marian Currinder Memorial Day is a time to remember those who died while serving in the U.S. military. Since 9/11, every part of the country has… Read More