Philip Wallach

Philip Wallach is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the author of "Why Congress.”

Philip Wallach

A Tale of Two Speakers

Mike Johnson, Sam Rayburn, and the path to clear a legislative logjam.

Santos’ Expulsion Offers a Glimmer of Hope for the House

His worst offense, even beyond the fraud and corruption, was failing to represent his constituents.

Fiscal Wishes Meet Shutdown Realities

A government shutdown won’t actually improve America’s fiscal trajectory.

Bureaucratic Wrangling Is No Substitute for Lawmaking

The histories of affirmative action and student loan forgiveness show that circumventing Congress made both programs vulnerable from the start.