Congress and Politics

Writing and Speaking

As a Democrat and a Catholic, I know the pope is not on Biden’s team
The Washington Post, October 29, 2021

We can collaborate again
Newsday, Op-ed (with Chris Gibson), October 25, 2021

Could Passage of an Extreme Abortion Bill Come Back to Haunt Democrats?
Public Discourse, October 21, 2021

Former Congressmen Burn Down the House
The Dispatch Podcast, October 15, 2021

The House of Representatives is Failing American Democracy
The Atlantic, October 11, 2021

Reflections on Representation, Policymaking, Partisanship and other Challenges Facing Congress, in Under the Iron Dome.
Routledge Press, 2021

How to Build Levin’s “Party of the Congress” and Make the Institution Great Again
Public Discourse, May 4, 2021

As We Provide COVID-19 Relief, We Also Need a Plan to Control the Federal Debt
Chicago Tribune, Op-Ed (with Rep. Darin LaHood), July 29, 2020

Congress Must Adapt, Allow Remote Meeting Tools to Ensure Full Participation in Lawmaking
Chicago Tribune, Op-Ed, May 5, 2020

The Capitol Chaos: Causes and Consequences
Furman University Dept. of Politics and International Affairs, ZoomUni Podcast with Dr. Brent Nelsen, Dr. Danielle Vinson and Evan Myers, January 7, 2021

Congressional Communication: Content and Consequences
University of Michigan Press, 2004

Farewell Address to the U.S. House of Representatives, December 8, 2020