Fox: What Bob Dole can teach Roger Marshall

Senator Bob Dole could be both ruthless and partisan. Yet he knew when the time had come to sit down, compromise, and make good policy. Will freshman Senator Roger Marshall follow in Dole’s footsteps? It is too soon to tell, wrote Russell Fox in last week’s column.

Loomis: Partisanship tears down legislative gatekeeping

Bizarre proposals in state legislatures are nothing new. But typically, we rely on gatekeeping–the work of committees, leadership, and other branches of government to prevent bad ideas from becoming law. Unfortunately, our current climate of extreme partisanship is undermining gatekeeping. More and more of these bad ideas are becoming law, wrote Burdett Loomis in last week’s column.