In addition to his books, Ira has written a series of articles about the Senate, American politics, and international trade. He has repeatedly exhorted the Senate to return, if not to its previous greatness, then at least to respectability, by pursuing bipartisanship, reasserting the power of Senate committees, weakening the "leader-driven" Senate, and changing the Senate rules. He has been sharply critical of Mitch McConnell for more than a decade. In July and August 2020, Ira authored two powerful, prescient articles calling on the nation's governors to take the lead in ending Donald Trump's presidency because of his unhinged leadership on the pandemic and his clear intent to refuse to accept a peaceful transition of power if he lost the election.
Recalling Richard Lugar and Birch Bayh, Indiana’s two great senators
Will the Supreme Court end up deadlocked if Kennedy retires?
How the Senate Went off the Rails
NAFTA withdrawal looks likely as Trump moves forward with agenda
Why President Obama is Right on the TPP
“Fast tracking” away from the brink
US Trade Policy and US Political System: A Defining Moment
Take Back the Senate, Senators
Say goodbye to gridlock in Washington
Denuclearized Senate Augurs Return to Better Days