Some takeaways from last night's House floor drama
Explicitly affirming shared core values reduces the power of the partisan magnet and promotes compromise, research indicates.
GOP interests and institutional realities are making it hard to put the parliamentary genie back in the bottle.
Neither the most dire nor optimistic predictions are likely to hold true.
Political attacks on Title VI funding for Middle East Studies are a ritual, which has rarely made significant inroads. But several trends make this year’s attacks more worrying.
How far does the AUMF extend? That's not the president's call, alone.
Congress to president: Do our job. President to Congress: Sure thing!
Israel's experience with parliamentary lawsuits should give the U.S. House pause.
Obama has plenty of legislative support -- on Iraq. Especially since he doesn't want Congress to do anything.
The November elections aren't likely to cure it.