ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

October 4, 2019
Come to our Capitol Hill event on Tuesday: Time for an upgrade: Getting better tech for Congress. Lorelei Kelly, author of “Modernizing Congress, Bringing Democracy into the 21st Century,”… Read More

Should the Senate be abolished?

September 30, 2019
Nine months into 2019, the Senate looks to some observers like little more than a vehicle for approving nominees. “Where’s the debates and lawmaking?” they wonder. Prof. Julia Azari (Marquette… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads —and listens— on Congress

September 27, 2019
Casey Burgat, “Impeachment: What happens now?” LegislativeProcedure.com, September 25, 2019 “Political observers and talking heads were quick to point out that Pelosi’s announcement did not answer important questions… Read More

APSA Task Force Memorandum: Modernizing congressional capacity

September 26, 2019
To:             The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress From:   Lee Drutman, New America (chair); Larry Evans, William and Mary College; Bruce M. Patton, Harvard… Read More

Are we in political realignment?

September 24, 2019
Both major political parties have significant factions within them. Is America going through another period of political realignment? Prof. Julia Azari (Marquette University), Lee Drutman (New America), and James Wallner… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

September 20, 2019
Robert George, “Return all legislative power to Congress,” Politico. September 20, 2019. “[W]e have failed to say “no” to leaders who usurp the power of legislators (state and federal,… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

September 14, 2019
David Lerman, “Senate appropriations process continues to devolve,” Roll Call. September 11, 2019. “The Appropriations Committee announced it will postpone consideration of its fiscal 2020… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

August 30, 2019
Richard Ahrenberg, “Strange bedfellows oppose the filibuster,” The Hill, August 24, 2019. “Such bipartisan resolve [to end the filibuster] might be welcome if the objective were not so misguided. Read More

Modernizing Congress: A conversation with Lorelei Kelly

August 29, 2019
The Scholars Strategy network interviewed Lorelei Kelly, author of the report, Modernizing Congress: Bringing Democracy into the 21st Century. Click here to listen to the podcast or download… Read More

Congress and ranked choice voting

August 20, 2019
https://www.legbranch.org/app/uploads/2019/06/Episode-3-ranked-choice-voting.mp3 Should the electoral college be abolished? Prof. Julia Azari (Marquette University), Lee Drutman (New America), and James Wallner (R Street Institute) debate and discuss the primaries and… Read More