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“Too big to pass”…the Confederate view

October 1st, 2013

We see today—now that the Federal government is pretended to be shut down—that efforts to fund government are being undertaken “piece by piece”…which is to say one at a time. It occurs to us that this was the way it should have been done all along. The thousands of pages of omnibus spending bills, unread, […]

con·san·guine (adj.) /kän-ˈsaŋ-gwən

July 25th, 2013

We see from a recent online report by National Journal that Republicans are oozing back to the swamp of earmarks and special interest favoritism, having succeeded in attracting electorate votes by the puffery of their biennial mating calls. We readily concede that these politicians are a fascinating breed of chameleon—effortlessly able to switch their colors […]

The “paleo” US Congress

July 18th, 2013

We thought a graph would be worth a lot of words.  And this graph of the average age of the US congress suggests that the institution is getting further and further away from representing its constituents.  Across these United States, the median age is 37.  No wonder therefore the esteemed institution has difficulty correcting its […]