Author Archive

Scott Bland


Why Incumbents Shouldn't Feel Safe

They might still be defeating their challengers, but the margins are slipping.


Obama Has a Habit of Upending State and Local Politics With His Cabinet Picks

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro's confirmation to head HUD is the latest example.


'It's Just Really Not the Place for Me': Congress's Brain Drain

Members are leaving the House to seek lower-prestige county and state posts where they feel they can make a bigger difference.


Throw the Other Bums Out

Americans really disapprove of Congress--except for their own representatives.


Republicans Who Break From Pack Could Pave Way to More Productive Congress

Thirty GOP House members have gone against their conference to pass three separate pieces of major legislation this year.


Poll: It's Like the Sequester Never Happened

Nearly three in four Americans have seen no impact.