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May 1, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — As bad as political polarization is in the nation’s capital, the problem is worse in the citizenry beyond the Beltway, according to a survey of public attitudes about Congress and public affairs conducted by the Indiana University Center on Representative Government.

Seventy-seven percent of those surveyed in late 2016 said that the American public is about as, or more,...

February 22, 2017

On Friday, Feb. 24, William Kristol, editor at large of The Weekly Standard and a leading figure in U.S. political and policy circles for more than a quarter century, will participate in an IU Bloomington panel discussion from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall of the Indiana Memorial Union....

February 16, 2017

The job performance of Congress has slipped from bad to worse, in the opinion of a group of academic experts from across the country who were asked to evaluate the institution by the Indiana University Center on Representative Government. From a C-minus in 2015, Congress slipped to a grade of D for 2016. 

“A very sizable majority of the experts think Congress’s record was extremely poor...

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