Congress’s Death Is Greatly Exaggerated

September 20, 2017
By Matt Glassman Lamenting the underperformance of Congress has a long history in American public life. Nineteenth century cartoonists portrayed Congress in terms familiar to modern observers: dysfunctional, corrupt,… Read More

The Perils of Potent Congressional Leadership

August 28, 2017
Source: Matt Glassman, formerly of the Congressional Research Service and soon-to-be at the Government Affairs Institute, writes: “[T]he Wilsonian model of congressional reform is a dream scenario for… Read More

How Congressional Power Became Separate, But Unequal

June 1, 2017
At the R Street Institute Blog, Jarrett Dieterle writes: “A recent paper by Matthew Glassman of the Congressional Research Service lays out a primer on the history of the… Read More

Half of House Members and Senators Have Served 8 Years Or Less

February 3, 2017
The Congressional Research Service released a report chock full of data on terms in office. Contrary to some popular caricatures, the average member of Congress is not an establishment… Read More