Politics and Elections
Budget and debt debates, filibusters over judicial nominees, and partisan posturing in Washington occur amid growing concerns about heated political rhetoric across America. Brookings experts have tracked and examined how growing political polarization has become embedded in American society with results that are damaging to the political process.
REUTERS/Larry Downing - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell listens as U.S. President Barack Obama hosts a luncheon for bi-partisan Congressional leaders in the Old Family Dining Room at the White House in Washington, November 7, 2014
The Limits of Legislative Transparency
December 1, 2014, Sarah A. Binder
On the topic of transparency in government, Sarah Binder pushes back against the recent paper by Bass, Brian and Eisen. Binder argues that her recent work with Frances Lee does not claim that transparency caused gridlock, but instead that secrecy in negotiation—among other tools—could increase the likelihood of success in negotiating.
Politics and Elections
November 24, 2014, Grace Wallack
November 24, 2014, Norman Eisen
November 24, 2014, Gary D. Bass, Danielle Brian and Norman Eisen
November 21, 2014, Thomas E. Mann and Fred Dews
Opinion | Washington Post
November 7, 2014, Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein
The Washington Post
November 4, 2014, Sarah A. Binder
October 29, 2014, Melissa Deckman
October 10, 2014, Alexander R. Podkul and Elaine Kamarck
September 30, 2014
September 24, 2014, Richard C. Bush III
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William A. Galston
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies
The Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in Governance Studies
Thomas E. Mann
Sarah A. Binder
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