Congress and Politics

Writing and Speaking

How right-wing Republicans could bolster our democracy
The Washington Post, December 14, 2022

A GOP tsunami is possible for the House, and the Senate is slipping away from Democrats
Chicago Tribune, October 26, 2022

Instead of running for Congress, I want to help build the emerging ‘Independents Movement’
Chicago Tribune, July 11, 2022

Our two failing parties need to be shaken up by Independents
Chicago Tribune, July 1, 2022

People Need a Choice Outside of the Cookie Cutter Left and Right Candidates
Interview with John Howell, WLS AM890, July 8, 2022

Listen to Dan Lipinski on WLS AM890 with John Howell

Dan Lipinski Weighs Comeback Bid to Congress as Independent
American Spectator, July 8, 2022

Democrats must return to being the party of the factory floor, not the faculty lounge
Washington Examiner, May 25, 2022

Why is the Political Divide Worsening?
Edify video

Politics: A Zero-Sum Game? with Gov. Bill Haslam
New York Encounter 2022

What is wrong and right with the House of Representatives?
Understanding Congress with Kevin Kosar, The American Enterprise Institute, February 7, 2022

Listen to Dan Lipinski on the Understanding Congress Podcast with Kevin Kosar

The Invest in Kids Acts gives minority children access to top-tier schools
Chicago Tribune, February 22, 2022

What Happens if Roe is (Not) Overturned? A Panel Discussion on the Future of American Politics After Dobbs v. Jackson
Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government, University of Notre Dame, January 13, 2022

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