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/Jonathan Ernst - House Budget Committee chairman Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) (L) and Senate Budget Committee chairman Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) hold a news conference to introduce The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, December 10, 2013.
Profiles in negotiation: The Murray-Ryan budget deal
February 26, 2015, Jill Lawrence
By detailing the events and processes leading up to the 2013 budget deal, Jill Lawrence seeks to answer: How did Murray and Ryan come to an agreement after so many before them had failed? Especially during a time of such relentless political polarization and party rancor?
Politics and Elections
January 5, 2015, Elaine Kamarck
December 1, 2014, Sarah A. Binder
November 24, 2014, Gary D. Bass, Danielle Brian and Norman Eisen
November 24, 2014, Norman Eisen
November 24, 2014, Grace Wallack
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
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William A. Galston
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