Civility Caucus in Minnesota

Deena Winter at Minnesota Reformer: Sandra Feist and Kristin Robbins sat behind a desk in a state Capitol committee hearing room, preparing to tell a panel of their colleagues about their bill requiring schools to have student cell phone policies.  They were working...

Speakers Voting

Don Wolfensberger at The Hill: From eighth grade civics through college government courses to nearly three decades each of working in the House and then the think tank world, I mistakenly believed that Speakers of the U.S. House of Representatives could vote only to...

Employee Stock Ownership

William A. Mundell, Founder and Chairman of Work to Own, and Chairman of Neurosphere Entertainment, at Forbes: In his last published work, John Steinbeck, that great chronicler of the working class, mused that Americans never embraced socialism because the poor...

Unruly Rules Members

As part of his deal to keep the speakership, Kevin McCarthy put three hardliners on the Rules Committee.  At Puck, David Dreier told Tina Nguyen that it was a big mistake: “What McCarthy did was just so unfortunate and just so wrong,” David Dreier, a former Republican...