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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.
Although chances for it are slim, an evenly divided Senate might produce more compromise than a body dominated by one party.
Impeachment may be silly, but it’s indicative of Congress’ frustration over the imperial presidency.
20 must-read titles from Sens. Schumer and Durbin, Paul M. Smith, Paul Clement, Faiza Patel and more.
In a gridlocked Congress, Super-PAC donations might not be all that effective.
Common-sense rule reform can help put judges on empty benches. However, in a climate of hyper-partisanship, it may not be enough.
American democracy has reached a low point in its natural arc, but the pendulum in a few years could well be on the upswing.