Politics

Defining and Establishing Goals for Medicare for All

Although “Medicare for all” has picked up political traction, how it will materialize remains unclear.

What Tomorrow Holds for U.S. Health Care

Experts offer solutions to pressing issues in American health care.

The End of Challenges to Partisan Gerrymandering

Challenges to redistricting are unlikely to be successful after recent Supreme Court decisions.

Voters’ Distrust of Legislators Drives Agency Lawmaking

Does Congress delegate its authority to gain credibility with the public?

Finding a Path Back to Democratic Governance

Eliminating the primary and caucus rules would create a more productive and responsive democracy.

Redistricting Law Refined

Recent Supreme Court redistricting decisions clarify two important legal developments—but leave the status of partisan gerrymandering claims unresolved.

Exploring Regulatory Capture’s Unanswered Questions

Rent-seeking and profit-seeking behavior provide valuable insights into the concept of regulatory capture.

The Role of Political Parties in Helping Presidents Lead Government

Legal scholar examines how modern political parties help presidents oversee federal agencies.

Improving Regulatory Agenda-Setting

Penn Program on Regulation workshop focuses on key factors shaping regulatory agendas.

Dodd-Frank’s Regulatory Morass

The costly implementation of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act stems from the law’s political origins.

Reframing the Discussion on Money in Politics

Congressional ethics expert urges regulating lobbying, campaign finance, and gifts simultaneously.

Politics, Law, and Presidential Power

Disputes about the limits of executive power cannot be productively resolved by appeals to the Constitution.