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Former Congressman John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, a skillful master of the arcane rules, procedures and precedents of the House of Representatives, once declared: "I'll let you write the substance ... you let me write the procedure, and I'll screw you every time."

President-elect Donald Trump is about to collide with the reali...

British philosopher Bertrand Russell once described the “game of chicken” as “a sport … practiced by some youthful degenerates.” While I wouldn’t describe members of Congress as either, they appear headed for yet another game of chicken.

The highly polarized and partisan Congress has played this game repeatedly, with the shutdown of the government hanging in the ba...

Last month, the U.S. Senate defeated a bill that would have approved construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which is strongly opposed by environmentalists. The vote was 59 to 41. A clear majority supported the pipeline bill, which had been earlier passed in the House of Representatives with a bipartisan 252-161 vote.

Democrats have rediscovered the...

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Richard A. Arenberg

Brown University