ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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February 1, 2019
G. William Hoagland, “The shutdown horror show was bad, but beware the reruns,” Roll Call: “The latest shutdown has been a lesson in how each side needs something to… Read More

Packing Supreme Court with more seats does nothing for democracy

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January 31, 2019
With control of the House for the first time since 2011, Democrats have proposed a number of legislative initiatives, including ways to reform the federal judiciary. Indeed, following the confirmation… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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January 25, 2019
Carl Hulse and Emily Cochrane, “McConnell and Pelosi Have a Fraught Relationship. The Shutdown Hasn’t Helped,” New York Times: “The two congressional leaders are ideological opposites who are… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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January 18, 2019
Paul Blumenthal, “Congress Might Actually Do Something To Stop Itself From Sucking So Much,” Huffington Post: “It’s hard to find agreement in the politically polarized environment of Washington, but… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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January 11, 2019
Lindsey McPherson, “First big bipartisan vote establishes House select committee on modernizing Congress,” Roll Call: “Taking its first bipartisan vote of the 116th Congress, the House voted Friday to… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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January 4, 2019
Kevin Schaul and Kevin Uhrmacher, “Democrats’ generational gap grows with return of Speaker Pelosi and longtime deputies,” Washington Post: “There’s a new crop of lawmakers starting on Capitol Hill… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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December 21, 2018
Dean DiChiaro, “In Oversight Role, House Democrats Aim for Both Check and Balance,” Roll Call: “Partisan tensions in Washington already reached a fever pitch during Trump’s first two years… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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December 14, 2018
Lindsey McPherson, “Pelosi Agrees to Deal Limiting Her Speakership to 4 Years,” Roll Call: “Under an agreement reached with seven Democrats who opposed her speaker bid, Pelosi will back term… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

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December 7, 2018
John Dingell, “I Served in Congress Longer Than Anyone. Here’s How to Fix It,” The Atlantic: “In my six decades in public service, I’ve seen many changes in our… Read More

Arguments against 18 year term limits for the Supreme Court

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December 3, 2018
After Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation, there were numerous cries among politicians and commentators for the need to lower the political temperature around Supreme Court nominations. Since then, one of… Read More