Take Care is pleased to host a symposium on Congress's Constitution—an important new book by Josh Chafetz. Contributors will assess Congress's role in the separation of powers, with a focus on developments thus far under President Trump.
This page will be updated as new contributions are published.
Josh Chafetz | 8/21/17
An introduction to the Take Care symposium on my new book, Congress's Constitution
Julia Azari | 8/22/17
Is Congress doomed to react to Trump, and to wallow in the political discourse he has created like a toddler in a soiled diaper? Or can members of Congress create their own counter-narratives about the meaning and stakes of policy and process?
Jon D. Michaels | 8/22/17
Congress should engender a robust administrative separation of powers, ensuring that a forceful bureaucracy (and an engaged public) can advance congressional priorities and check those of the President
Victoria Nourse | 8/23/17
It is one of the great paradoxes of American life that Americans love democracy but hate their most democratic institution, the Congress—that is, until they need Congress to fight a rogue President
Kate Shaw | 8/23/17
Congress must find new opportunities for successful engagement with the public, by both individual members and the body as a whole
Bijal Shah | 8/24/17
A promising way for Congress to check the Executive, as well as to enhance its own efficacy and public standing, is by promoting expertise in the executive branch
Zachary Price | 8/24/17
By demonstrating the dangers of vesting so much power in one individual, will Trump bring about a revitalization of Congress and a corresponding diminution of the Presidency?
Mark Graber | 8/25/17
Congress has considerable tools to influence public policy. How effectively Congress may use those tools depends in part on the skill with which they are exercised, but also on more durable features of the times in which they are exercised.
David Fontana | 8/25/17
There needs to be a separation of microphones just as much as a separation of powers, and Congress does not understand the microphone that 2017 requires.
Josh Chafetz | 8/28/17
Here I respond to insightful comments on Congress's Constitution.