ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

February 9, 2018
By Marian Currinder   Congressional capacity, retirements, parties Matt Glassman, “Why Congress Doesn’t Always Do the Right Thing,” New York Times: “Will arguments to “do the right thing”… Read More

Rethinking member ambition and the reelection goal

February 7, 2018
Image source: Lee Drutman/Vox By Marian Currinder That members of Congress are ambitious is a political science axiom. Getting elected (and reelected) to Congress requires ambition, as does the earnest… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

February 2, 2018
Image Source: USA Today By Marian Currinder Gridlock and Reform Charles Zug and Connor M. Ewing, “What happened to the State of the Union address? Originally, it helped the… Read More

Does gerrymandering cause gridlock in Congress?

February 1, 2018
Image Source: US Census By Marian Currinder Last week, David Wasserman and his Gerrymandering Project colleagues released The Atlas of Redistricting, a massive undertaking that involved drawing… Read More

Ten ways to unsuck Congress

January 30, 2018
“This place sucks.” Sen. Joe Manchin’s candid commentary came during discussions with Democratic leadership about whether the West Virginia senator would run for reelection. Manchin’s remarks were less a… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

January 26, 2018
Source: Nation By Marian Currinder   Post-shutdown analysis/congressional dysfunction Joshua Huder, “The Real Takeaway from the Shutdown: Congress is Broken,” Politico: “The deeper issue is what this brief and… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

January 19, 2018
Source: CFRB By Marian Currinder Damian Paletta and Erica Werner, “Looming shutdown raises fundamental question: Can the GOP govern?” Washington Post: “But the impasse raised deeper questions about the… Read More

House Committee on Administration releases additional data on sexual harassment claims

January 16, 2018
Source: Jim Mone, AP By Marian Currinder The House Committee on Administration recently released additional statistics on harassment in the congressional workplace. Committee Chairman Gregg Harper (R-MS) described the… Read More

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress

January 12, 2018
Partisan Mindset By Marian Currinder James Taranto, “Moderate voters, polarized parties,” Wall Street Journal: “Those old enough to remember the decades before the ’90s, then, may tend to see permanent majorities… Read More