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Americans say we’re great but country needs some work

The Lewiston Sun Journal
Posted: June 10, 2016

Hiring dropped sharply in May, the weakest in 6 years; unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent

The Washington Post
Posted: June 3, 2016

Poll: Economy top issue in presidential year

The Hill
Posted: June 1, 2016

A very bad sign for all but America’s biggest cities

The Washington Post
Posted: May 23, 2016

A Growth Rate Weighed Down by Inaction

The New York Times
Posted: May 18, 2016

Tallying the Economic Toll of Political Upheaval

The Wall Street Journal
Posted: May 17, 2016

Another Chance for Bipartisan Achievement Slips Away

The New York Times
Posted: May 1, 2016

How to Fix Politics

The New York Times
Posted: April 12, 2016

Bipartisanship Isn’t for Wimps, After All

The New York Times
Posted: April 11, 2016

Congress setting new bar for doing nothing

Posted: March 22, 2016

Approval of Congress highest in year… at 22%

USA Today
Posted: March 21, 2016

Who Gets the Blame for the Slowing Economy?

The New York Times
Posted: March 10, 2016

A Super Tuesday Look at the Damage Campaign 2016 Can Do

Wall Street Journal
Posted: March 1, 2016

The Governing Cancer of Our Time

The New York Times
Posted: February 26, 2016

Commitment 2016: Unify or divide?

Posted: February 22, 2016

Meet your unauthorized federal government

Posted: February 3, 2016

The Frequent-Flyer U.S. Congress: Lawmakers Work Less in DC

The New York Times
Posted: February 2, 2016

How to fix congressional dysfunction in a bipartisan way

The Washington Post
Posted: January 23, 2016

This is actually what America would look like without gerrymandering

The Washington Post
Posted: January 13, 2016

A Modest Proposal to Restore Bipartisanship to SOTU

Posted: January 12, 2016

The 5 big things we learned about Congress in 2015

The Washington Post
Posted: December 27, 2015

Senate passes five-day stopgap to keep government open

Posted: December 11, 2015

Poll: Half of millennials say the American dream is dead

Posted: December 10, 2015

Talks stall as shutdown deadline nears

Posted: December 7, 2015

Time to ground Congress

The Wahsington Post
Posted: November 15, 2015

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Too Little

The Bipartisan Policy Center
Posted: November 10, 2015

How Paul Ryan can kick-start fixing Congress

The Wahsington Post
Posted: November 9, 2015

Congress, White House make progress on budget deal

Posted: October 26, 2015

Budget talks stall before they even begin

Posted: October 19, 2015

Jobs Report Is Lackluster, Raising Concern on Economy’s Course

The New York Times
Posted: October 2, 2015

What the Terrible September Jobs Report Means for the Economy

The New York Times
Posted: October 2, 2015

Boehner, McConnell, Obama to take last stab at budget deal

The Hill
Posted: September 30, 2015

Shutdown clash to return in force by December

Posted: September 29, 2015

Are Democrats and Republicans talking about the same country?

The Washington Post
Posted: September 19, 2015

Madison’s challenge to millennials

Posted: September 17, 2015

Fearsome fiscal cliff looms for Congress

Posted: September 17, 2015

U.S. economy faces perilous autumn with threats in Washington and from abroad

The Washington Post
Posted: September 15, 2015

Today in Politics: Summer Lull Ends as Old Fights Greet Congress and Campaigns

The New York Times
Posted: September 8, 2015

Recess Over, Congress Has a Pressing Fall Agenda

Real Clear Politics
Posted: September 8, 2015

The Daily 202: Congress comes back to shutdown talk, Iran debate and Boehner threats

The Washington Post
Posted: September 8, 2015

Congress returns Tuesday with long list of unfinished business

The Denver Post
Posted: September 6, 2015

Poll: 7 in 10 US voters dissatisfied

The Hill
Posted: August 31, 2015

Current Congress is looking a little more productive – so far

Pew Research Center
Posted: August 31, 2015

Congress’s Awful Autumn

The Washington Post
Posted: August 24, 2015

Sources: Congress Mulls Full-Year Continuing Resolution

Defense News
Posted: August 24, 2015

The U.S. Balance Sheet Is a Disaster that Congress Can’t Fix

The Fiscal Times
Posted: August 24, 2015

Gallup: Only 14 Percent of Americans Are Happy With Congress

Posted: August 12, 2015

Congress inches toward functionality

Christian Science Monitor
Posted: July 22, 2015

Tracking the ‘health’ of Congress

USA Today
Posted: July 21, 2015

Continued Signs of Life in Congress

The Bipartisan policy Center
Posted: July 21, 2015

Funding battle could be punted

Posted: July 14, 2015

Juan Williams: A first step against gerrymandering

The Hill
Posted: July 13, 2015

Tom Carper’s efforts to stop “crisis-governing”

Delaware Online
Posted: July 11, 2015



Olympia's Blog

More Open Primaries: An Idea Whose Time Has Clearly Arrived

June 21, 2016

Everywhere I go, people continue to ask me what can be done to help ratchet back the political polarization and elect more candidates willing to reach across the aisle to get things done.

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