Latest from Eric Patashnik

In the past, conservatives have given up once new social programs passed. What's different now?

  • Jun 13, 2018

Here’s why you should read David Mayhew’s “The Imprint of Congress.“

  • Apr 29, 2017

The GOP failed to repeal it, but could still weaken it.

  • Mar 27, 2017

Many Republicans before him have tried to shred the safety net. But programs that provide benefits are hard to kill.

  • Dec 12, 2016

Obamacare has survived its last major court challenge. Now we have to figure out what its consequences are going to be.

  • Jun 28, 2015

Republicans used to support research into which medical treatments work. So why are House Republicans now trying to defund the agencies that undertake that research?

  • Jun 22, 2015

Reforming the welfare state is hard. But it can be done.

  • Apr 6, 2015

She was a distinguished scholar of American government and public policy.

  • Jan 25, 2015

What political science tells us about whether the Affordable Care Act will endure.

  • Dec 16, 2013
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