Zombie Appropriations

Written testimony of Kevin R. Kosar, Vice President of Policy, R Street Institute Before the U.S. Senate, Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight October 30, 2019 There also is the subject of today’s hearing,...

Tech Savvy and Election Security

At Scientific American, Jackson Barnett writes about the challenge of election security: One reason for the inadequate response is that elected representatives and their staffs are not tech savvy enough to understand the scope of the problems, says Lawrence...

Elijah Cummings and Civility

Former Representative Trey Gowdy on the late Elijah Cummings: There are more than a few YouTube videos of Elijah and me disagreeing with each other over the years. Unfortunately, there are no videos capturing his calls of encouragement to me. Or of me pushing him in...

The Field of Blood

Yale historian Joanne Freeman is author of The Field of Blood. At The New York Times last year, she wrote about  physical violence on Capitol Hill. Some of the furor wasn’t slavery related; antebellum America was inherently violent, as was its politics, and Congress...