Eric Schickler on how Congress has evolved as an institution
In the latest episode of the serial podcast Understanding Congress, IGS Co-Director Eric Schickler discusses the ways in which Congress has evolved as an instiution and the possibilities for reforming it.
LA Times: Californians considering recall reform, per latest IGS Poll
The California recall election ends on Tuesday, September 14, but its effects could linger: a new IGS Poll found that 75% of registered voters want to keep the right to remove the State's elected officials — and the support is broadly bipartisan. However, many voters also want to see the process reformed.
Increased motivation among California Democrats has widened the gap in the State's upcoming recall election: according to the latest IGS Poll, 60% of likely voters plan to vote No on removing Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. The LA Times reportedextensively on the poll results.
Californians reflect on 9/11's lasting impacts in latest IGS Poll, via LA Times
"It was a demarcation point in American life." Nearly half of Californians say 9/11 had a lasting impact on their lives. A sizable number report feeling they have been improperly treated due to changed safety regulations, while voters under 40 are particularly wary of the federal laws adopted after the attack.
IGS Resident Scholar Thomas E. Mann cited by the LA Times: America needs two strong governing parties, Mann said, to keep each other in check and hold each other accountable. “One-party rule is autocratic rule,”
Eric Schickler, interviewed by Background Briefing with Ian Masters
Ian Masters of Background Briefing spoke with IGS Co-Director, Eric Schickler, regarding the select committee on the January 6 insurrection and attacks on the first witness from Tucker Carlson. Listen to the full interview here.