Topic: Congress

A Game Plan to Break the Gridlock

— The new Congress has a chance to focus on what works for both parties and for the American people. If lawmakers play "moneyball" — and make policy based on proven results and hard data — they could finally attack Washington gridlock. Read more

Redefining American Identity

— We’re at a moment in American life where because of severe and widening inequality on the one hand, and rapid demographic flux and change on the other, the basic underlying question of “who is us” is incredibly urgent. Read more

Can They Do It?

by Tarek Rizk
— If Virginia Senator Tim Kaine gets his way, the United States Congress will take up its constitutional duty and hold a debate about whether and how America should launch an attack on the insurgent group known as Islamic State. Can today's congress, with its dismal approval ratings, partisan gridlock and anemic legislative output rise to the occasion? Read more

The Do-Nothing Congress Does Nothing Again

by Douglas Farrar
— As Congress heads into a short legislative period before breaking again to campaign, there are simply no political incentives for either party to focus on taking legislative action, though much work remains to be done. Read more