Congress is willfully blind to our nations worst problems.
Has it always been this bad? How did it get this way? What can we do to change it?
Congress has enjoyed periods of reduced partisanship, but they never last. (May 9)
Ban fundraising in Washington, D.C. while Congress is in session. (May 9)
Allow a supermajority of states to write, propose, and ratify constitutional amendments. (May 9)
Every speaker since Gingrich has sought to maximize the influence of party leaders. (May 10)
Polarization has some real upsides. (May 10)
Leaders need to build majorities supporting their views, not tinker with rules. (May 10)
In March, amid joblessness, a new war, and a budget crisis, members of Congress hosted more than 300 D.C. fundraisers. (May 11)
Strong leadership and committees can be mutually reinforcing, producing better bills. (May 11)
Americans once yearned for disciplined parties, but the results are not what we expected. (May 12)
Getting Congress to act responsibly on economic issues goes against what society teaches us.(May 12)
Whatever effect gerrymandering may have had in the past, it will probably diminish in the next decade. (May 19)Web only
Isn't it disturbing that no one can say for sure where members of Congress stand on key policies? (May 13)