Restoring the First Branch

Publications

, Washington Examiner
FiveThirtyEight gets it wrong on primary reform
Matt Germer

Geoffrey Skelley at FiveThirtyEight recently wrote an article challenging the premise that primary elections reform will make politics less divisive. Skelley draws heavily on a…

, Legislative Procedure
How the Senate Creates a Precedent
James Wallner

The Senate creates precedents whenever senators act officially under the Constitution to determine the rules of procedure that regulate their proceedings in specific situations. Article I, section 5,…

, Senator Chris Murphy
Video: Murphy, Lee, Sanders Discuss the National Security Powers Act
Anthony Marcum

From Senator Chris Murphy:

R Street is mentioned for their support of the National Security Powers Act.

Coalition Urges Strengthening Article I and Increasing Oversight Capacity
Jonathan Bydlak

Dear Vice Chair Shelby and Ranking Member Braun,

We the undersigned right-of-center organizations and individuals write to express our support for strengthening Congress, and rebuilding its…

, CVA
CVA Supports Critical National Security Powers Reform
Anthony Marcum

From CVA:

CVA recently led a coalition in sending a letter to members of Congress urging support of a bipartisan resolution introduced by Sens. Kaine and Young to repeal the 1991 & 2002…

, Legislative Procedure
Immigration and the Byrd Rule
James Wallner

Democrats have proposed using the reconciliation process to give specific categories of illegal aliens lawful permanent resident status. They assert that doing so does not violate the…

, The Hill
Bad-faith election audits are sabotaging democracy across the nation
Matt Germer

When Justice Louis Brandeis referred to the states as “laboratories of democracy” almost a century ago, he was looking at the way reforms can be tested in individual states, and the effective…

National Security Powers Act would restore vital division of powers
William Gray

WASHINGTON (July 20, 2021)—Earlier today, a bipartisan group of senators introduced the National Security Powers Act, which would take vital steps to properly rebalance the division of national…

, Politics in Question
Podcast: How much conflict is too much conflict in politics?
James Wallner

From Politics in Question:
In this episode of Politics In Question, Amanda Ripley joins Julia, Lee, and James to discuss political conflict. Ripley is an investigative journalist and New York…

, Politics in Question
Podcast: What is affective polarization?
James Wallner

From Politics in Question:
In this episode of Politics In Question, Noam Gidron joins Julia and Lee to discuss political polarization. Gidron is an assistant professor at the Department of Political…

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