Tue, Feb 6, 2018
Swamp creatures are born that way
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In these posts, we sometimes use the term "political class" to describe the men and women who are elected to, or are otherwise a permanent part of, our government. Some choose to use the term "ruling class," which is a phrase that conjures images of an elite that rules by right.

Mon, Feb 5, 2018
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Today is an unusual anniversary: the Berlin Wall has been gone from the landscape for exactly the same amount of time (28 years) that it divided east and west Berlin. For those who are too young to recall when the West and the Soviet bloc stared at one another through razor wire and gun emplacements, the whole episode seems surreal.

Mon, Feb 5, 2018
The lesson to learn
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Millions of pixels and untold numbers of trees perished in the partisan dust-up following the release of Rep. Devin Nunes' FISA memo.

Fri, Feb 2, 2018
A man with a plan
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History shows the party occupying the White House can usually expect to lose from 20-40 House seats in a president's first mid term

Thu, Feb 1, 2018
get involved
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There are now more than 50 members of Congress who are retiring. Two-thirds of them are Republicans, the latest being Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina.

Thu, Feb 1, 2018
careful aim
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We're fans of Mike Rowe, the guy we've watched for years on TV showing us the various "dirty jobs" that often make the world tick.

Wed, Jan 31, 2018
Don't get too comfortable
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is one of those weird bureaucracies that seems to defy both logic and the Constitution.

Wed, Jan 31, 2018
Leave that thing at home
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Fitness trackers are popular personal devices that can help folks stay motivated to workout and get healthy.

Wed, Jan 31, 2018
That's a firing offense
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Remember the doomsday message that was mistakenly sent ot Hawaii residents in mid-January? We wrote that there needed to be accountability for what happened -- as in someone losing their job.

Fri, Jan 26, 2018
On expelling members of Congress
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What does Congress do when one of its members is convicted of  crime, or strays into the mire of treason? It can expel them.

Thu, Jan 25, 2018
Fix first, then build new
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Official Washington is (slightly) abuzz about a leaked draft of the President's infrastructure plan.

Wed, Jan 24, 2018
About those NYPD "get out of jail free" cards
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Justice is supposed to be blind, with the laws of the land applying equally, without favor, to all citizens. It's not a difficult concept to understand, and it is a bedrock ideal of the American system.

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