Washington, D.C., will briefly have the upper hand Monday.
The nation’s capital often gets the short end of the stick in its dealings with the federal government. Its delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton, can’t vote on final passage of bills. Its laws can be undone by acts of Congress, which also has authority over its budget.
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Why hasn’t Harry Potter cast his spell on Washington?
As we noted in Roll Call some time ago, references to the most popular book-and-movie series of the past decade are still few and far between on Capitol Hill.
That’s a shame because Potter’s world has a number of handy metaphors that would be readily understood [...]Continue Reading →
How do you know which states will really swing?
With the general election now essentially under way, pundits, scholars and voters will spend a lot of time trying to figure out which states are really in play.
Based on my experience as a North Carolina reporter in 2008, I propose a simple method: the Embed [...]Continue Reading →
What if the Supreme Court had term limits?
Both liberals such as former Jimmy Carter speechwriter James Fallows and conservatives such as Texas Gov. Rick Perry have called for the United States to reconsider lifetime tenure for the justices on the nation’s highest court.
The idea is based on the increased longevity of many modern [...]Continue Reading →
Will the Supreme Court justices’ personal health history affect their rulings?
Sometime today, the nine justices of the nation’s highest court met for the first time behind closed doors to discuss how they might vote on the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law.
Unlike a lot of other cases before the court, all nine justices [...]Continue Reading →
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