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

LegBranch.org gets a new editor – Lauren Rollins

August 24, 2020
Lauren Rollins of the R Street Institute takes over the editorship of Legbranch.org effective today (August 24, 2020). Lauren joined R Street in 2017 and has been the Director of… Read More

Book review: Julian Zelizer on the rise of Newt Gingrich

August 20, 2020
Julian Zelizer, Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, The Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party (Penguin, 2020) Philip Wallach, for LegBranch.org The Princeton… Read More

Video: Congress vs. Courts: An Article I Debate | Spotlight on Freedom

August 18, 2020
In a special Article I Coalition debate, scholars from the R Street Institute, Cato Institute, and Heritage Foundation discuss the proper role of Congress versus the role of the courts… Read More

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