Tag Archives: Congress

The Anti-Congress: Why Chris Christie Is the Most Electable Man in Politics


Written for the Huffington Post: The President steps away from the podium, Beyonce belts out a few bars (or does she?), and then – without delay – comes the question: Who’s next? Somewhere in Trenton, a large man with a short … Continue reading

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The Politics of Empathy – How Obama Can Pass the American Jobs Act


The unsettling sounds of NPR hummed through the car on my drive to school this morning. “…poverty in the United States…at a new high…sixteen percent of Americans are impoverished…” Almost two months have passed since President Obama proposed the American … Continue reading

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Smudged Legacy


A legacy is like a chalkboard; you write and write, you smudge and smudge, you dot the i’s and cross the t’s until you’re out of room. You’re left with a couple of options. Either you can leave the message–the … Continue reading

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Election Guide


If you think that more minorities belong in jail, vote Republican tomorrow. If you’ve seen your share of nature and have come to terms with letting the rest of it go, vote Republican tomorrow. If you think that no one … Continue reading

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Check Your Balances


“Only in Washington is it a radical idea to read a bill and know how much it costs before we agree to pass it.” Who said this? Sen. Jim DeMint. Why did he say it? Because, today, his office sent … Continue reading

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