Congress Can Act in Midterm Years

Contrary to conventional wisdom, Ron Elving notes that Congress can pass serious legislation during a midterm year: A salient example of the latter dynamic would be the election year of 1996. Bill Clinton was running for a second term as president. Both the House and...

Electoral Count Act Reform

[On Jan 13] Committee on House Administration Chairperson Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) released a Committee Staff Report on the Electoral Count Act of 1887 (ECA). The report, compiled over a months-long review, examines the ECA and argues it is badly in need of reform. Part...

Wisdom from Steve Bullock

Steve Bullock writes in NYT: I was re-elected as Montana’s governor in 2016 at the same time Donald Trump took our state by more than 20 points. It’s never easy for Democrats to get elected in Montana, because Democrats here are running against not only the opponent...