Archive for August, 2017

FIVE POINTS: Wake Me Up When September Ends

August 25, 2017
FIVE POINTS: Wake Me Up When September Ends

1. Six weeks from now, we will know a lot more about where American politics is heading. The September agenda in Congress is packed. I drew this flowchart a few days ago to lay out some of the big pieces of the agenda: Some of the agenda consists of so-call Must Pass items: legislation that, if...
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Hello, World. Again.

August 22, 2017

Well, it’s been a long time since I’ve been at the helm of this ship. Here we go. Wheeeeeee…. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about congressional organization and capacity.  You can’t really swing a dead cat in Washington right now without hitting someone who’s writing about the decreased capacity of Congress or their...
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