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

Defender in Chief: Donald Trump’s Fight for Presidential Power

August 12, 2020
The title of this publication gives the impression that John Yoo is a strong supporter of President Donald Trump, but the book must be judged by the content and analysis… Read More

Capitol Hill Work from Home Guide

August 3, 2020
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Podcast: How the House Committee on Administration is trying to help get the chamber back to work safely

August 1, 2020
Source: RodneyDavis.House.gov Listen here House Committee on Administration Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R, IL) recently spoke with Tom Temin of Federal News Network in mid-July. The… Read More

ICYMI: Direct election and the foreign policy president

July 26, 2020
Illustration by J.S. Pugh, 1903. Illustration shows seven men as Roman senators labeled “T.C. Tillman, Lodge, Stewart, Morgan, Quay, [and] Hoar.” George F. Hoar is speaking to the others while… Read More

The Room Where It Happened

July 22, 2020
Before I read it, I wondered about the title of this book by John Bolton. The “room” is most likely the Oval Office, although important meetings were held elsewhere,… Read More

Crisis government: Where is Congress?

July 16, 2020
Source: AFP via GlobePost.com. Congress has shown little ability to successfully keep up existing domestic programs in light of new developments and an aging population — let alone confidently chart new… Read More

Podcast: What values are essential in a successful democracy?

June 29, 2020
Listen here. In this special bonus episode of Politics In Question, Julia Azari, Lee Drutman, and James Wallner discuss the values that make democracies successful. What exactly are… Read More

Podcast: How do democratic self-governments respond to extremism?

June 18, 2020
Listen here. In this week’s episode of Politics In Question, Mike Signer joins Julia Azari, Lee Drutman, and James Wallner to consider how democratic self-governments respond to extremism… Read More

Congress Overwhelmed: The Decline in Congressional Capacity and Prospects for Reform

June 17, 2020
Edited by Timothy M. LaPira, Lee Drutman, and Kevin R. Kosar Congress today is falling short. Fewer bills, worse oversight, and more dysfunction. But why? In a new volume of… Read More