Madison and Minority Rule

James Wallner at R Street: Madison believed that the Critical Period events were a sign that America was falling into the destructive cycle that befell all previous experiments in self-government. The Greek historian, Polybius, called this phenomenon “the cycle of...

Conspiracy Theory and Threats to Journalists

CPJ spoke with Dr. Joan Donovan, the research director at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, about why and how conspiracy theories spread and the implications for journalists. Are QAnon adherents a real, physical threat to...

Continuity of Government

The Presidential Succession Act is flawed.  Among other things, putting congressional leaders in the line means that a terrorist could shift control of the presidency from one party to the other.  The president pro tem of the Senate follows the House speaker, which...