people love to hate congress. this new book reminds us why we should treasure it.

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the capitol dome is illuminated before sunrise on dec. 8, 2016. (andrew harrer/bloomberg news)very little about current headlines would make a political observer impressed with today’s congress. house speaker paul d. ryan (r-wis.) is searching for the votes to repeal and replace the affordable care act and pass a long-term spending bill to keep the government open. there is at best a halfhearted attempt in congress to investigate potential contacts between the trump campaign and russia.but even if the contemporary congress appears relatively ineffectual, we should not lose sight of the lasting, consequential influence of congress on american life. to see that influence, the place to turn is yale university political scientist david r. mayhew’s excellent new book “the imprint of congress.”mayhew is our most distinguished scholar of congress, the author of many landmark works, including “divided we govern.” his latest book weaves together themes from his lifetime of scholarship on representation and lawmaking along with many fresh insights to produce his most comprehensive statement yet on the mark that congress has made on american politics and society.unlike ......

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