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Libya Motivates Members to Rally Together

When Hillary Clinton was told June 22 that House Republicans were scheduling two votes on Libya later that week, she reportedly asked, “Whose side are they on?” If that sounds reminiscent of a president telling other nations, “You’re either with us or against us,” welcome to the world of war rhetoric.

With Congress at Low Point, Time for Reform Is Now

Former House Rules Committee staffer and Wilson Center expert Don Wolfensberger lays out a step-by-step plan to restore Congress’ “culture of lawmaking.” Committees—not party leaders—should control legislative work, he says, and campaign finance reforms are needed to shift attention from 24-7 fundraising.

‘Vote Pummeling' Can Soften Majority's Hard Line in House

June 4, 2007 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

Reflecting on Issues Close to Congress

Three Wilson Center directors visited St. Edwards University in Austin to discuss political, economic, and environmental issues currently being debated in the U.S. Congress.

VPs Hold Key on Filibuster Change

The Senate will decide in January whether it wants to change its filibuster rule. How it is done could usher in either a constitutional nirvana or a nuclear winter.

Minimum Wage Gyrations a Replay of 1996 Game Plans

September 11, 2006By Donald WolfensbergerRoll Call Contributing Writer

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