Politics

Red State Lawmakers Preempt Campaign Finance Laws in Blue Cities

Red State Lawmakers Preempt Campaign Finance Laws in Blue Cities

Republican states with major democratic metropolitan centers forestall local efforts to reform election law.

Protecting Adjudicators From Political Threats

Protecting Adjudicators From Political Threats

Scholars argue that federal administrative law judges need more insulation from political pressures.

Defining and Establishing Goals for Medicare for All

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

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

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

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

Finding a Path Back to Democratic Governance

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

Redistricting Law Refined

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

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

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

Improving Regulatory Agenda-Setting

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

Dodd-Frank’s Regulatory Morass

Dodd-Frank’s Regulatory Morass

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