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Can Incivility help Congress?

January 28, 2011  ·  LegBranch Team
In the wake of Tucson, political rhetoric and incivility has taken on a new focus. John Sides at the Monkey Cage has a great post on the effect of… Read More

The “Constitutional Option”: Beating an Already Dead Horse

September 21, 2010  ·  LegBranch Team
There is an increasing amount of confusion about what exactly the constitutional option is, and further, how often it’s invoked to enact rules changes. It’s gained recent momentum as a result… Read More

Legislative Polarization and the Effect of Primaries

September 10, 2010  ·  LegBranch Team
One of the most interesting papers presented at APSA (of the panels that I attended) addressed the role that political primary types have on inducing legislative polarization.  Eric McGhee, Seth… Read More

Inside a Senate Fillibuster

September 9, 2010  ·  LegBranch Team
After a long job market-fueled APSA hiatus, things are back to normal (whatever that means).  Our content should pick up soon. In the meantime, here is George Mitchell recalling… Read More