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When is a Vote not a Vote?

I love campaign season. I especially love campaign commercials that talk about voting records, and outrage generated over votes that wouldn’t change the outcome of a bill, amendment, motion, or resolution (all different kinds of votes). Why do I mean? Some bodies are simple. The FCC has five members. One member has a tremendous amount […]

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Telecommuting, anyone?

April may be the cruelest month, but not for news in Washington. That distinction is reserved for August. Congress recessed today (I’m writing this August 1) for a 5 week vacation. Bo-ring. No news, right? Well, maybe. A group of 50 House Republicans took  the floor after the House recessed and continued debate. But it […]

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Why the "Techo Chamber"?

Q: How many candidates for political office do you see promising to “____________ to the Washington insiders and ___________”? A: Lots. People like reformers. They make voters feel good. Things will be different. Etc. Q: How many people complain about the same “talking heads” day after day, week after week, pontificating on the same shows, […]