The White House released its Open Government National Action Plan last month, and while it contains many worthwhile goals regarding criminal justice data, there is much more work to be done on the issue.Continue reading
Stupak 11 post: What we got wrong
We set out to look at how leadership--of both parties--persuades rank and file members to vote their way. In the 111th Congress, we've seen enormous discipline on both sides of the aisle on a series of high profile votes. Our hunch is that the leadership of both parties has something to do with that, and understanding what levers they have--whether it's funding earmarks, supporting their campaigns with money, appearing at fundraisers or through other means that we still can't track with the current state of congressional disclosure--is something we want to follow in the coming months.