Congress no longer seen as preeminent institution
We seek to clarify and deepen our original discussion about polarization in this post.
It is time to question the way in which we think about politics.
Mitch McConnell is a tough guy to figure out
“Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule.”
Republican leaders try to fend off a rogue effort to force House action
There is a lot more to the Senate’s dysfunction than Democratic intransigence alone
Americans have good reason to believe that their government isn’t working
Reviving earmarks will only make today’s dysfunction worse
“All men dread the power of oppression out of their own hands, and almost all men wish it irresistible when it is there.”
History is important. We ignore its lessons at our peril.
Republicans are helping Democrats slow action on President Trump’s nominees
Government shutdown boosted efforts to change Senate rules
Their target? The legislative filibuster.
Senate has become a cliché
Trump critics “play the tyrant”
Republicans make it easier for Democrats to obstruct
Only thing remarkable is how utterly unremarkable and familiar it has become
Republicans are set to play a game of musical chairs on the Senate’s most important committees.
Let us look to the new year confident in the knowledge that we are treading the well-worn path of those who came before us. And let us continue the work they began by conducting our politics in the institutions created by the Constitution. It may feel a bit unsettling. But welcoming conflict into our political lives will ensure that our future will continue to be brightened by a rising and not a setting sun.