RSI’s Governance Program Supports the Capitol Hill Community
The violence at the Capitol last Wednesday was appalling to all of us who value civil discourse and respect institutions and procedural norms. We share in the anger and frustration… Read More
The Day that Jolted Congress Back to Life
(This piece originally appeared in Inside Sources.) The mob that breached the United States Capitol yesterday did unforgivable violence to one of our nation’s most hallowed spaces. But its… Read More
A Primer on the Capitol Police: What We Know From Two Years of Research (from Demand Progress)
Daniel Schuman, policy director for Demand Progress, has a must-read in his First Branch Forecast on the Capitol Police in light of yesterday. Excerpts: Today armed Trump supporters… Read More
Interview: Michael Stern, Point of Order, former Senior Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives
In the last podcast episode of Season 1 of Why Public Service?, Kevin Kosar chats with Michael Stern, former Senior Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives and creator of… Read More
Forget ghostly apparitions…the Senate has disappeared!
In the wake of America’s scariest holiday and on the eve of what promises to be a contentious election, many people think Americans have a lot to be scared about. Read More
New report: Does the executive branch control the power of the purse?
Molly Reynolds and Philip Wallach have a new report out over at the American Enterprise Institute about the tug-of-war over the power of the purse between Congress… Read More
The Constitution ensures no one rules America
The nation’s political class is at a fever pitch with less than one week to go until Election Day. Its denizens are convinced that American self-government’s fate hinges on whether… Read More
Survey: Tell Us About LegBranch
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What can we learn from other nations about pernicious polarization in the United States?
In the latest episode of Politics In Question, Jennifer McCoy joins Julia, Lee, and James to discuss political polarization in the United States and worldwide. McCoy is… Read More
ICYMI: Fixing the House means more staff pay and member budget sway, panel concludes
David Hawkings over at The Fulcrum writes about the latest set of bipartisan recommendations passed by the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. He writes: “The… Read More