Boehner Remembers

John Boehner at Politico: Retaking control of the House of Representatives put me in line to be the next Speaker of the House over the largest freshman Republican class in history: 87 newly elected members of the GOP. Since I was presiding over a large group of people...

Tom Ridge and Civility

Jan Murphy at PennLive: Bipartisanship is hard to come by these days in Harrisburg and in Washington, D.C., but former Gov. Tom Ridge remembers how that was the way he often got things done during his political career. Whether it was serving in Congress when...

Commissions

Don Wolfensberger at The Hill: In the final analysis, commission-making is a significant ceding to non-elected people, at least temporarily, of Congress’s constitutional policy making and oversight responsibilities. If a problem is an immediate crisis, forming a...