Consensus

At National Review, Kevin D. Williamson on consensus: Consensus, with its suggestions of compromise and trans-partisanship, is an idea not at the apex of its career. On the left, progressives and populists spent years mocking and lamenting the so-called Washington...

Modernizing Congress

Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress Chair Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Vice Chair Tom Graves (R-GA) participated in a Special Order on the House floor Monday to highlight the work of the committee and detail the recommendations that have been unanimously...

Privacy, Negotiation, and Deliberation

At LegBranch.org, Sarah Anderson, Daniel Butler, and Laurel Harbridge-Yong write that transparency may have contributed to legislative gridlock. One promising solution, even in this polarized context, is allowing legislators more room to negotiate compromise solutions...

Deliberation and Transparency

Yuval Levin at AEI: Members consequently use their positions to build personal brands and to excite fans and followers. But these trends have been greatly exacerbated by a further transformation that does not get enough attention: the loss of protected spaces...

Reviving Oxford Debates on Capitol Hill

On February 5, Norman Ornstein testified before the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress: Mr. Chairman, members of the committee, I want to offer some ideas for improving the way the House debates and deliberates, based on my five decades of observing...