An Investigating Institution

George F. Will: The presentation by the House impeachment managers was a demonstration, the more welcome for its rarity, of congressional conscientiousness and meticulousness. Congress is an investigating institution, for three purposes: To establish the need for...

Strengthening Congress

From First Branch Forecast: For decades, Congress has undercut its ability to meet its Constitution obligations by providing itself inadequate resources to meet its legislative, constitutional, and oversight responsibilities. Discretionary Executive branch resources,...

Capitol Police

Amelia Strauss and Daniel Schuman at First Branch Forecast: With an abundance of resources, how is it possible the [Capitol Police] department wasn’t prepared for [Wednesday’s]  events? The answer could be, in part, insufficient accountability mechanisms. The...