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Blog Post

Founding workhorses: Review of 'The First Congress'

May 16, 2016, Philip A. Wallach

In this post, Philip Wallach offers a review of Fergus Bordewich's The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government.

  • Podcast

    The Supreme Court after Scalia

    March 11, 2016, Russell Wheeler and Fred Dews

  • Podcast

    Thomas Mann on Our Dysfunctional Politics and the Road to 2016

    November 21, 2014, Thomas E. Mann and Fred Dews

  • Podcast

    Podcast: Presidents Deliver the Bacon, Too

    March 14, 2014, John Hudak and Fred Dews

  • In the News

    ...Sixty years ago, the United States Post Office used its power to censor vicious speech in order to shut down the first openly gay intellectual magazine. It condemned it and said it was beyond the pale in a civilized society. Thank God the Supreme Court told the Post Office it couldn't do that, no matter how offensive the speech was, because that's what allowed gay people to use the press and the magazines and everything else to fight back...

    February 7, 2014, Jonathan Rauch, The Huffington Post
  • In the News

    If the president could get something from Congress on a compromise, he might take that, but instead, since he’s not getting much of anything from Capitol Hill, he essentially is taking everything he wants, and the unilateral actions let him do that in a pretty substantial way.

    October 29, 2012, John Hudak, The Washington Times
  • In the News

    Whether you agree with it or not, the Supreme Court has become almost as much a political institution as it is a legal one...For one, the cases that come before the Court are very often politically charged. Furthermore, you have nine justices that are there for life and can, for all intents and purposes, act with impunity

    October 1, 2012, Russell Wheeler, Erickson Tribune
  • Interview | NPR

    Interpreting the Constitution in the Digital Era

    November 30, 2011, Jeffrey Rosen

  • Podcast

    @ Brookings Podcast: Redistricting for Political Gains

    April 29, 2011, Thomas E. Mann

  • Interview | The Diane Rehm Show

    Redistricting and the United States Constitution

    March 22, 2011, Thomas E. Mann, Sean O'Brien and Nate Persily