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Eric Patashnik is a professor of public policy and political science at Brown University.
In the past, conservatives have given up once new social programs passed. What's different now?
Here’s why you should read David Mayhew’s “The Imprint of Congress.“
The GOP failed to repeal it, but could still weaken it.
Many Republicans before him have tried to shred the safety net. But programs that provide benefits are hard to kill.
Obamacare has survived its last major court challenge. Now we have to figure out what its consequences are going to be.
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?
Reforming the welfare state is hard. But it can be done.
She was a distinguished scholar of American government and public policy.
What political science tells us about whether the Affordable Care Act will endure.