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Congress has a Constitutional obligation to approve use of the military. These days, though, Congress thinks the cost of exercising its role is simply too high.
You have to be older than 40 to remember when government worked properly.
Hard as one might try, it’s tough to distinguish between principled filibusters and those done out of pique.
Like the undead, filibusters are hard to kill. Unlike the undead, filibusters have a worthy purpose.
When it comes to the filibuster, Democrats are now behaving like Republicans.
Congressional oversight has become an exercise in scoring partisan points or generating press releases. Here’s how to cure the problem.
With the 2016 presidential race underway, one quality we should look for is who can govern effectively.
A newly won Republican Senate majority promised to reform a dysfunctional Congress. They have an opportunity to resist further dysfunction by focusing on fixing the filibuster.
Now that the G.O.P. has control of the Senate, it’s time for some commonsense changes to the committee system.
Walter Shapiro: Partisan swings are becoming routine in off-year contests.