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Philip A. Wallach

Philip A. Wallach is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and the author of Why Congress (Oxford University Press, 2023). Twitter: @PhilipWallach.

Articles by Philip A. Wallach

February 23, 2024 1:43 am

For Fraud and Country

From Robert Morris to George Santos, American stories of self-dealing, corruption, and grift.
Philip A. Wallach
July 11, 2022 5:30 am

Emmanuel Macron, the French Realignment, and Us

The last decade of French politics has things to teach us about the possibility of breaking out of our national…
Philip A. Wallach
May 10, 2022 5:30 am

Two Cheers for Better Pay for Congressional Staffers

A good institutional move from Speaker Pelosi—but one that could have unintended consequences.
Philip A. Wallach
September 3, 2021 5:30 am

It Didn’t Have to Be This Way

What we can learn from the failures of the Trump COVID task force—and why science needs to be guided by…
Philip A. Wallach
February 16, 2021 5:30 am

The Problem with Legislating from the White House

It’s long past time for Congress to be more assertive about lawmaking and leading.
Philip A. Wallach
October 24, 2019 5:44 am

Last Time Congress Got Its Mojo Back

Clashing with a president can make Congress care about its proper constitutional role—just look at what happened after Watergate.
Philip A. Wallach