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Podcast: Why Public Service? with Yuval Levin, AEI

September 9, 2020  ·  William Gray
Earlier this month, the R Street Institute launched the Why Public Service? podcast. Each 15-minute episode features an interview with an individual who made the choice to participate in… Read More

How Congress could get some of its power back

September 8, 2020  ·  Molly E. Reynolds
Dr. Molly E. Reynolds, Brookings Institution One lesson from Congress’s experience with the Trump administration is that the informational imbalance between Congress and the executive branch means that a president… Read More

Jonathan Bydlak Promoted to Interim Director of R Street’s Governance Program

September 4, 2020  ·  William Gray
The R Street Institute recently promoted Jonathan Bydlak to Interim Director of the organization’s Governance program, with oversight of its future strategy and new hires. “Jonathan’s unique expertise on… Read More

Podcast: Presidential powers, and why Robert Jackson matters

September 3, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
Louis Fisher. Source: University of Kansas Press. In this LegBranch.org podcast, Kevin Kosar of the American Enterprise Institute speaks with Dr. Louis Fisher about his new article on presidential… Read More

Event: Understanding and Misunderstanding the Filibuster – James Wallner in Conversation

September 2, 2020  ·  William Gray
Click here to RSVP for the event. The filibuster is one of the great bugbears of American politics. Democrats and Republicans routinely blame the infamous practice when the… Read More

Can Congress reclaim authority it has handed over to the president? It’s trying.

September 1, 2020  ·  Mort Halperin and Soren Dayton
Source: Defense.gov Over the past 18 months, members of Congress have introduced resolutions and bills aimed at reasserting congressional authority. On Dec. 12, 2018, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Mike Lee… Read More

Podcast: Getting rid of the filibuster?

August 31, 2020  ·  Molly E. Reynolds
Could it happen? How would it happen? And what exactly is meant by “getting rid of it”? Listen to a discussion about the filibuster between Brookings Institution’s Molly Reynolds and… Read More

Speaking up for the filibuster

August 27, 2020  ·  James Wallner
The filibuster is one of the great bugbears of American politics. Democrats and Republicans have routinely blamed the infamous practice when the Senate fails to act on their policy priorities. Read More

Review: A Case for the American People: The United States v. Donald J. Trump by Norman Eisen

August 26, 2020  ·  Louis Fisher
This book offers important insights into the unsuccessful effort of House Democrats to impeach and remove Donald Trump.  Norman Eisen previously served as the White House special counsel for ethics… Read More

Podcast: Interview with the Chairmen of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress

August 25, 2020  ·  Kevin Kosar
Listen: https://federalnewsnetwork.com/fedtalk/2020/08/making-congress-modern/ FEDTalk interviewed Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress co-chairs, Derek Kilmer (D, WA) and Tom Graves (R, GA), along with Daniel Schuman (Demand Progress) and… Read More