Whose party is it anyway?

Coauthored with Joseph Fishkin, University of Texas Law School In yesterday’s post, we described how major functions once performed by official party organizations are migrating instead to what we call shadow parties—groups situated outside the official party apparatus, but clearly … Continue reading

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A war within the Republican party?

  Coauthored with Joseph Fishkin, University of Texas Law School A recent story perfectly embodied the central puzzle in a paper that we recently published in the Supreme Court Review. The story tells about the war between the Koch brothers … Continue reading

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The Political Thriller Published by the Moritz College of Law

Serious empirical research rarely reads like a political thriller, but “The New Soft Money:  Outside Spending in Congressional Elections” — written by Dan Tokaji and Renata Strause* and published by Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law — is one of … Continue reading

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Nondisclosure Disclosure: Giving Lawmakers an Excuse to Ignore the Hard Questions

Authored by Heather Gerken, Wade Gibson, and Webb Lyons On Monday, Bob Bauer offered a characteristically thoughtful and generous response to a “nondisclosure disclosure” proposal that we pitched in the Washington Post last week. The proposal was a simple one. Any … Continue reading

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