Distrust on the Hill

Carl Hulse at The New York Times: Everyone in Congress these days seems to believe everyone else is up to something. It is the legacy of the polarization and power plays that have robbed Congress of an essential ingredient to reaching big policy agreements. “Trust is...

Strengthening Congressional Oversight

Jonathan Bydlak at LegBranch.org: 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 capacity for policymaking and oversight....

Endangered Species

On December 28, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act.  In his signing statement, he said:  “Nothing is more priceless and more worthy of preservation than the rich array of animal life with which our country has been blessed. It is...