Polarization

Money and Polarization: How Campaign Limits Are Both a Solution and a Problem

Raising contribution limits on individual donations polarizes legislators in office, while increasing PAC limits leads to greater moderation.

Do Democrats Always Spend More on Science Funding?

Contrary to popular perceptions, Democrats do not always spend more than Republicans on R&D.

Policy Radio | Moderates in a Polarized Congress: A Conversation with Reps. Davis and Kelly

This week, centrist former Members of Congress Sue Kelly (R-NY-19) and Lincoln Davis (D-TN-4) discuss the rise of political polarization, the decline of the political center, and critical role of moderates in Congress.

A Path out of Gridlock? Perspectives from Senator Evan Bayh

Former Senator Evan Bayh shares his thoughts on ending gridlock, cutting the deficit, and stimulating economic growth.

Past, Present, and Future: Newt Gingrich Reflects on the Republican Party

Newt Gingrich on what he learned from the campaign trail, what to expect from Republicans over the next few years, and what he would do if he were Speaker of the House today.

Policy Radio | Former US Representative Steve LaTourette Reflects on Public Life, Public Debt, and an Excess of Lawyers in Washington

This week we speak with former US Representative Steve LaTourette on what he accomplished during his two decades in Congress and how polarization in Washington and the growing debt go hand in hand.