Oct 13

Constitution Check: Can congressional elections be suspended?

Posted 2 years, 6 months ago.


The Founding Fathers were quite familiar with the record of some English kings of simply sending Parliament home, if the lawmakers were not following the monarch’s wishes.

Oct 10

James Madison: father of … government gridlock

Posted 2 years, 6 months ago.


He invented many of the political institutions we live with, and foresaw the shape of things to come.

Aug 6

Constitution Check: Is the Constitution breaking down under divided government?

Posted 2 years, 8 months ago.


If James Madison were alive today, he might be heard to say: “I told you so!”

Jun 13

The Dinner-Party Compromise that Resolved a Debt Crisis (And Gave Us Washington, D.C.)

Posted 2 years, 10 months ago.


It’s been reported that President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are set to play a friendly round of golf on June 18th. While this might strike some as a unique approach to solving our debt crisis, hosting social engagements to discuss political matters is nothing new.

Mar 25

C&D: Civic Dialogue for the common good?

Posted 3 years, 0 months ago.


How can we foster civic dialogue that simultaneously produces the agreement necessary to advance the common good and respects the voices of protest that often contribute to social progress?