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There's a Better Way to Handle the Torture Controversy

Rather than rush before the TV cameras with sensational testimony, the Senate Intelligence Committee is quietly conducting the most responsible of the inquiries into government detention and interrogation practices, writes Congress Project Director Don Wolfensberger in a Roll Call op-ed.

Congress Left for Recess on Temporary Miracle

Congress completed work on an important piece of legislation Dec. 23 after most Members had already left town for the holidays. In his column, Don Wolfensberger describes this immaculate conception of a public law as a temporary Christmas miracle with a very short half-life since it will have to be revisited in February.

Privilege Claim Not New; Congress Still Holds the Cards

July 30, 2007By Don WolfensbergerRoll Call Contributing Writer

House Tax Overhaul Process Divides Parties

It’s unusual for Congress to plan in advance, but House Republicans have pushed through a bill to establish a process for considering comprehensive tax reform next year. Don Wolfensberger writes that the process is aimed more at blasting Senate obstruction and appealing to this fall’s electorate than to making a serious commitment to tax reform.

Will Democrats' Timetable Trump ‘Regular Order' Pledge?

November 20, 2006 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

Procedural Maneuvers Go Nowhere in Twin Crises

The twin crises of a government shutdown and near debt default were prolonged by procedural moves and countermoves that went nowhere, with Congress eventually stumbling out the exit, kicking the can down the road once more.

Democrats' Ethics Tactics Trigger Republican Backlash

March 31, 2008 By Don Wolfensberger,Roll Call Contributing Writer

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