A Prayer for Civility

The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer on January 22: Let us pray. Sovereign God, author of liberty, we gather in this historic Chamber  for the solemn responsibility of these impeachment proceedings. Give  wisdom to the distinguished Chief...

The Separation of Powers

Matt Glassman, who currently teaches in the Claremont McKenna College Washington Semester, wrote the following for the Congressional Research Service: Congress’s role and operation in national politics is fundamentally shaped by the design and structure of the...

Hamilton on the War Power

Federalist 69: The President is to be commander-in-chief of the army and navy of the United States. In this respect his authority would be nominally the same with that of the king of Great Britain, but in substance much inferior to it. It would amount to nothing more...

Problem Solvers

Joseph Lieberman at The Hill: Recall the recent history. At the end of the last Congress, as control of the House of Representatives shifted from one party to the other, No Labels lit a torch we called The Speaker Project. The House Problem Solvers Caucus translated...

Implementing the Congressional Accountability Act

From GAO: The Office of Congressional Workplace Rights’ (OCWR) mission is to effectively implement and enforce the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (CAA), as amended in 2018 by the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act (Reform Act). OCWR...