Category Archives: Congress

The Week: Opinion- Ryan Cooper: ‘The Case For Paying Congress A Lot More’: Because Government Doesn’t Waste Enough Money?

Source:The New Democrat  “A common populist attitude in American politics is the idea that public service should not pay well. By this view, being a politician shouldn’t be about grubby paycheck comparisons, but instead high-minded public virtue. State legislators in … Continue reading

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CNN: Jon Stewart- ‘Chokes Up, Gives Angry Speech To Congress: Telling Congress To Do Their Jobs?

Source:The New Democrat  “Former late night host and 9/11 first responders advocate Jon Stewart chokes up and slams Congress over health care for the 9/11 first responders during the hearing for reauthorizing the 9/11 victim compensation fund. ” Source:CNN: Jon … Continue reading

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Commentary Magazine: Yuval Levin- ‘Congress is Weak Because Its Members Want it To Be’

Source: The New Democrat “Congress is weak because its member want it to be”: I completely agree with Yuval Levin on this, but I would put it and phrase it differently. The last 10-20 years perhaps longer Congress’s ( both … Continue reading

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Roll Call: David Hawkings- Opus: ‘5 Reasons Why Congress is Broken’

Source: The New Democrat I guess I would disagree a little with what David Hawkings is saying here and that I would add a little to his argument as well. Money, is an issue with Congressional elections, but it’s not … Continue reading

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The Ripon Society: The Ripon Forum- Gregory Koger: Preserve The Filibuster- Protect People From Political Parties

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Before I get into the Republican hypocrisy about the Senate filibuster which is as loud as Metallica heavy metal concert unclose with no earplugs and as obvious as the Grand … Continue reading

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Roll Call: David Hawkings – Whiteboard: What is a Filibuster?

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat David Hawkings is right about what an actual filibuster is. Its generally one Senator or a group of Senator’s who take to the Senate floor and talk forever basically, or … Continue reading

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Brookings Institution: Governance Studies- Molly Reynolds: Limitations of The Senate Filibuster

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Warning! This article is only for truly hard-core political and Congressional junkies and people who haven’t slept in days and need to fall asleep real quick. Great bedtime reading for … Continue reading

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Slate: Issac Chotiner Interviewing Norm Ornstein- The Fight Over Antonin Scalia’s SCOTUS Replacement

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: Slate: Issac Chotiner Interviewing Norm Ornstein- The Fight Over Antonin Scalia’s SCOTUS Replacement I would love to say I’m even surprised to see Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and Chairman Chuck … Continue reading

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The Federalist: Opinion- David Harsanyi- Republicans, Don’t Be Hypocrites On The Filibuster

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Senate Republicans, have all the motivation in the world to not only be in favor of the filibuster, but to want to keep it even though they’re current in the … Continue reading

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Crash Course: Craig Benzine- The Bicameral Congress: Crash Course Government and Politics

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: Crash Course: Craig Benzine- The Bicameral Congress: Crash Course Government and Politics The main reason why we have a bicameral Congress made up of a House of Representatives and a … Continue reading

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