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  • A Lesson in How the Work Gets Done

    I hope this finds all of you healthy, safe and in the midst of happy holiday celebrations with family and friends. By the time you settle in to read my scribblings with a cup of eggnog or other festive beverage, the House and Senate will hopefully have closed the book on the first session of the 114th Congress. They have already successfully passed the first long-term highway bill in a decade and...
  • Handover of Control Calms House Republicans

    One of those characteristics of the United States’ experiment with democracy that we tout as a shining example for the rest of the world is the peaceful transfer of power. The fact that every four (or eight) years a new President takes office via the voting booth and not by the tip of a sword or barrel of a gun is pretty amazing. Similarly impressive was the handover of control of the House...
  • The War for the Soul of the Republican Party Continues

    All of us at one time or another had a job that was, let’s say, less than fulfilling and that we dreamed of quitting. Hand-in-hand with that of course is how we would quit, thus inspiring many fantasies about telling off the boss, co-workers or interminable clients. Hollywood has provided great fodder for this – Jennifer Aniston in Office Space, Bill Murray in Stripes or Tom Cruise in Jerry...
  • Fall Outlook: Presidential Race and Congressional Issues

    The “summer of Trump” has come to a close, so now we will see whether or not “the Donald” can continue his dominance of the GOP presidential field into the fall. He continues to poll well with a commanding lead over everyone else, but there are more debates coming and he has shown some difficulty in responding to questions of policy, especially on foreign affairs issues. Style-over-substance only...

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