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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