Post Archive

January 2016

College students are a key focus for candidates hoping for a narrow victory in Iowa
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (C) joins the 65 House Democratic women elected to the 114th Congress gather on the steps of the U.S. Capitol for a group photo January 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. The group represents the largest number of women in a party caucus in the history of the U.S. Congress. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Jay Newton-Small on women’s influence in Washington

Heroism of Antarctic expeditions has a message for today

The lasting legacy of Henry Worsley’s Antarctic expedition

Trump’s name rises above all the noise

Despite growing anxiety among conservatives pre-Iowa, the Donald’s poll numbers just keep on climbing

People in Eastover, S.C., are frustrated with politics
Source: Brian Sims Facebook

Why would someone with a political career on the rise run for Congress?

Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) participate in the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center on January 14, 2016 in North Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The politics of anger have produced exactly what the vast majority don’t want – more toxic extremism.

Trump Family Values

If Trump can woo evangelicals, whom can’t he convert?

Maybe Trump signals good things to come
US Vice President Joe Biden (L) and U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R) speak prior to the arrival of US President Barack Obama in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol January 12, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Kill them with kindness, researchers say, of public’s poor perception of Congress

Professor Obama’s lesson for Candidate Clinton

To beat back GOP’s doom and gloom, champion America’s growing, diverse communities

Obama’s last address to Congress a bold manifesto for the future
GOP presidential candidates talk poverty in S.C. while Trump goes his own way
U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands after delivering the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mandel Ngan-Pool/Getty Images)

Former Capitol Hill staffer and current lobbyist Steve Moffitt offers up some advice on how to fix the State of the Union.

Meet Jimmy Williams: DecodeDC’s New Host

Jimmy gets some podcasting advice from the pros, including Alex Blumberg, Matt Lewis, Sarah Stewart Holland, Beth Silvers and Adam Davidson.