In the debate over Sarah Bloom Raskin's Federal Reserve nomination, some senators are undermining their own institution's constitutional authority.
Ideology plays a role in House leadership contests, but it is only one of many factors.
Senatorial independence is the highest value, said the Founders—more important than the particular interests of the states from which U.S. senators come.
Today the past is more often treated as a cautionary tale instead of a guide, and in a republic, this is a dangerous mistake.
The Senate is free to process judicial nominations however its members so choose, and mental gymnastics are not required.
Senators should remember that the purpose of the confirmation process is not to confirm the president's nominee: it is to protect the judiciary.
Changing procedure won't fix our budget woes: Congress has to make hard choices.
Prevalent among political actors of all stripes today is a worrisome tendency to dismiss the Constitution’s constraints when those constraints run counter to a desired outcome.
James Wallner is a Senior Fellow at the R Street Institute.