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Apr
17
Johnson, Greene, and the Republican identity crisis

Johnson, Greene, and the Republican identity crisis

The chaos of the House Republican majority is representative of a party in transition.
12 min read
Apr
16
January 6th arrives at the Supreme Court

January 6th arrives at the Supreme Court

Today’s dispute over an obscure law stemming from the Enron scandal could defang some of the most serious charges against Donald Trump.
10 min read
Apr
15
Trump on trial

Trump on trial

Everything you need to know about Donald Trump’s historic criminal trial as jury selection gets underway in New York.
9 min read
Apr
12
“Senators are people too”: Inside the bipartisan data privacy push

“Senators are people too”: Inside the bipartisan data privacy push

Congress has never passed a comprehensive data privacy bill in the digital era. Two lawmakers are trying to change that.
11 min read
Apr
11
How to get Congress moving again

How to get Congress moving again

Proposing some ideas for a small-scale government reform agenda.
7 min read
Apr
10
Kevin McCarthy’s Trumpworld tryout

Kevin McCarthy’s Trumpworld tryout

Kevin McCarthy talks like a free man. Except for when it comes to Donald Trump.
7 min read
Apr
09
Keep calm and (two) party on

Keep calm and (two) party on

Why No Labels didn’t work — and the next group trying the same thing won’t either.
10 min read
Apr
08
Season of bipartisanship

Season of bipartisanship

Congress could get a lot done on a range of big issues in the coming months. Emphasis on “could.”
6 min read
Apr
05
Was this Biden’s “come to Jesus” moment?

Was this Biden’s “come to Jesus” moment?

After weeks of expressing frustration, President Biden took his most dramatic step towards threatening support for Israel.
5 min read
Apr
04
Nebraska’s Electoral College ploy is nothing new

Nebraska’s Electoral College ploy is nothing new

Political majorities in state legislatures have long tried to twist the Electoral College rules for partisan gain.
12 min read