How effective are former governors as legislators in Congress?

August 14, 2018
(Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on the Hewlett Foundation website on August 8, 2018.) By Jean Parvin Bordewich Governors form a subset of senators with the unique… Read More

Silencing the Senate’s watchdog: How staff cuts and churn are damaging the Senate Rules Committee

November 1, 2017
By Jean P. Bordewich The Senate Rules Committee is in crisis. The alarming statistics on its staff turnover, published by, should worry anyone concerned about creeping congressional… Read More