ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

October 12, 2018
Amber Phillips, “The Kavanaugh fight was historically ugly. Blame a Congress that was primed to bungle it,” Washington Post: “The vast majority of senators on… Read More

Event: Can a revised inherent contempt procedure strengthen enforcement of House subpoenas to the executive branch?

October 9, 2018
Good Government Now invites you to a panel discussion and lunch on Friday, October 19th: Can a Revised Inherent Contempt… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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October 5, 2018
Seth Masket, “What Can We Learn From Jeff Flake’s About-Face?” Pacific Standard: “The FBI investigation and other political events over the next week may end up having little effect… Read More

FBI to conduct private investigation into sexual assault claims against Kavanaugh

October 2, 2018
Upon the conclusion of the Senate Judiciary’s confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the accompanying testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Sen. Jeff Flake conditioned his support on a… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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September 28, 2018
Paul Kane, “Senate’s seniority rules raise questions when presidential succession is at stake,” Washington Post: “A random quirk in Senate custom grants the position of president pro tempore to… Read More

Press’s Sacrifice of Credibility for Rosenstein rumor mill threatens First Amendment

September 24, 2018
Monday began with a flurry of news reports regarding Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s status of employment, ranging from declarations that Rosenstein had resigned to claims that his firing was… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

September 21, 2018
By Marian Currinder Philip A. Wallach, “Congress: Difficult by Design,” National Review: “Congress is an embodiment of America’s unmatched commitment to pluralism. As… Read More

Upcoming Event: Can the House Strengthen Civil Enforcement of Subpoenas to the Executive Branch through Rules Changes?

September 17, 2018
Please join Good Government Now and the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group for a panel discussion and lunch with: Michael L. Stern… Read More

Trump Won’t Go See “First Man” Because He Thinks it’s Unpatriotic; He Could Not Be More Wrong

September 14, 2018
On Wednesday night, I had the special treat of attending an early-release showing of “First Man,” Universal Studios’ film biography of Neil Armstrong directed by Damien Chazelle. Scheduled to be… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

September 14, 2018
By Marian Currinder Lee Drutman and Kevin Kosar, “The Other Biggest Problem in Washington,” New York Times: “A supine Congress unable to hold a… Read More