Podcast: How the House Committee on Administration is trying to help get the chamber back to work safely
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
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
The Room Where It Happened
Before I read it, I wondered about the title of this book by John Bolton. The “room” is most likely the Oval Office, although important meetings were held elsewhere,… Read More
Crisis government: Where is Congress?
Source: AFP via GlobePost.com. Congress has shown little ability to successfully keep up existing domestic programs in light of new developments and an aging population — let alone confidently chart new… Read More
Podcast: What values are essential in a successful democracy?
Listen here. In this special bonus episode of Politics In Question, Julia Azari, Lee Drutman, and James Wallner discuss the values that make democracies successful. What exactly are… Read More
Podcast: How do democratic self-governments respond to extremism?
Listen here. In this week’s episode of Politics In Question, Mike Signer joins Julia Azari, Lee Drutman, and James Wallner to consider how democratic self-governments respond to extremism… Read More
Congress Overwhelmed: The Decline in Congressional Capacity and Prospects for Reform
Edited by Timothy M. LaPira, Lee Drutman, and Kevin R. Kosar Congress today is falling short. Fewer bills, worse oversight, and more dysfunction. But why? In a new volume of… Read More
ICYMI: House adopts resolution on proxy voting
According to the First Branch Forecast: The House enacted an historic resolution (H. Res. 965) that provides for proxy voting on the House floor… Read More
Podcast: Does incivility weaken or strengthen democracy?
Listen here. Emily Sydnor joins Julia Azari, Lee Drutman, and James Wallner to consider how people react to incivility in the media and the role it plays in… Read More
What are we talking about? A primer on remote deliberations terms
Congress is beginning to innovate around how it deliberates in committees and on the floor. These changes are driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has made in-person meetings unsafe and… Read More