Happy 4th of July!

July 4, 2011
Rule 22ers are off enjoying today’s festivities and hopes you are doing the same. Here is some light reading from Gordon Wood on the full significance of the Fourth. Read More

Blog Round-Up

July 1, 2011
We can add one more case to the list of government shutdowns.  Politico has an interesting article about the implications that the government shutdown… Read More

John Kasich’s Air Ball

June 17, 2011
Just in case you hadn’t heard, John Kasich, the current Ohio governor, issued a resolution the other day making the Dallas Mavericks “honorary Ohioans.”  My favorite part of the resolution: “Whereas, NBA Finals… Read More

Blog Round-Up

June 7, 2011
Here are the mandatory Wiener-gate posts. On a side note, when is the media going to get more creative with scandal titles? Why must everything end in –gate? From… Read More

Anthony Weiner’s Thursday Schedule

June 2, 2011
This is just awesome (courtsey of Ted McCagg via TheMonkeyCage):… Read More

Managing the Budget: An American Story of Structure Induced Inefficiency?

May 27, 2011
In a recent blog, Sen. Fritz Hollings provides an answer to the prevalent question, “What’s Wrong with Washington?”  According to the Senator, “no one wants to pay for government… Read More

The Utility of Early Polls

May 26, 2011
The Monkey Cage’s John Sides has a great post on some new research coming out by Wlezien and Erikson. It goes nicely with Jordan’s post yesterday so I… Read More

And…shutdown averted

April 8, 2011
Whew.  That was close, and with more than an hour to spare!… Read More

The Duration of Government Shutdowns

April 7, 2011
I only have a few minutes, so my contribution to our shutdown discussion will be limited. Will a government shutdown occur?  I don’t know.  My intuition tells me no, as I think the… Read More

Legislative Responsiveness: A Class Bias?

April 4, 2011
Richard Florida makes the claim that the American states are becoming increasingly conservative (http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/03/the-conservative-states-of-america/71827/). This trend, he goes on to argue, has been exacerbated by the economic troubles… Read More