Turn the Cameras Off
America needs less C-SPAN, not more.
Our Tudor Parliament
The government has grown corrupt because it suffers from a phobia of independent powers.
The House Speaker Battle’s Dramatic Conclusion
After 15 ballots and multiple rumored concessions, Kevin McCarthy wins the speakership.
A New Version of an Old Fight
It’s hope and freedom versus anger and power, again.
McCarthy Gets the Gavel in Dramatic Fashion
After more than a dozen votes and days of negotiations, Kevin McCarthy becomes speaker of the House of Representatives.
The Leeroy Jenkins Caucus
It only takes a few people to barge in and blow up everything.
Stirewaltisms: Four Lessons From the Ziggy Stardust Caucus
Practical takeaways from an impractical performance.
Could Kevin McCarthy Give Away Too Much?
Concessions to the House Freedom Caucus runs the risk of alienating more moderate allies.
‘Is This a Game Show?’
Fun and prizes with the anti-McCarthy bloc.
The Speakership Stalemate Continues
Kevin McCarthy’s team made concessions to their Republican opponents Wednesday night, but will it be enough to earn him the speaker’s gavel?
Comedy and Tragedy
The mixed emotions of Kevin McCarthy’s humiliation.
What Democracy Looks Like
The messy vote for the speakership shows how the sausage gets made.
The House Speaker Soap Opera Grinds On
Three votes in, GOP Rep. Kevin McCarthy doesn't have the votes—nor does anybody else.
Kevin McCarthy in Leadership Limbo
After three rounds of votes, House Republicans ended Tuesday in a stalemate over who should be the next speaker.
A Weak Speaker Is a Good Step Toward a Stronger Congress
The chamber has operated on a top-down approach for too long.