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I’ve known Sean McCaffity since he was in high school—and probably since I was in high school, but I’m not entirely sure. We both debated in high school and college, although Sean was more successful than I ever was—he won the National Debate Tournament (NDT) in both 1995 and 1996. Sean’s runing for congress in […]
I ran across former Speaker of the House Galusha Grow today. Hadn’t thought of him in awhile and remembered he is one of the great names in Congressional history. I read his Wikipedia page and was reminded of just how horrible Congress was in the 1850s, when the Democrats became a party of fireeating extremists: […]

Do-Nothing Congress

On September 22, 2012

This is pathetic: Barring a burst of productivity in the lame-duck session in November and December, the 112th Congress is set to enter the Congressional record books as the least productive body in t

The Brownest Congress

In General
On September 12, 2011
Is the current Congress the worst ever for environmental issues? Almost certainly, though you could probably say the same thing for many issues. Worst Congress ever? There’s a lot of competition. But this one is very competitive for the title.


On June 16, 2011

…will be stepping down. I think Matt is right in general that most sex scandals are survivable if the politician just refuses to resign.  Certainly, Weiner could have stayed on and been re-elec

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