Category Archives: Congress

What Do You Care What Other People Think?

“What Do You Care What Other People Think?”is the second of two books of oral reminiscences of American physicist Richard Feynman. Feynman explains that this was the advice given by his wife. This advice seems to have served him well. … Continue reading

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Tom’s travel

We didn’t know where Tom was last November, but we do now. Tom and his wife have traveled the world at the expense of the Ripon Society and the Franklin Center–Prague, London, Berlin, and Paris last November. According to Tom: … Continue reading

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Rep. Amash on the border security crisis

  ‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.’ –Lewis Carroll Rep. Amash (R-MI) on the border security crisis “I think both sides are making a mountain out of a molehill,” Amash said in … Continue reading

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House Rules Revisited

According to the NPR article cited, Democrats propose the following changes to House Rules:     Democrats will revive the “Gephardt Rule,” introduced in the late 1970s by Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., that automatically raises the debt ceiling — the … Continue reading

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House Rules

Emily Birnbaum, writing for The Hill on Nov. 26 reports: Nine Democratic members of the Problem Solvers Caucus are urging prospective Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to back three rules changes as she aims to drum up enough support to lead … Continue reading

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Reed’s nasty campaign mailing

Going negative One might think Tom Reed would run on his record; evidently he can’t or thinks it better to attack his opponent with false and misleading claims and unflattering images. Is “Tracy Mitrano a risky gamble for our families?” … Continue reading

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More Tax Benefits for the Wealthy

More Tax Benefits for the Wealthy Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) writes: The House considered H.R. 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018. The Joint Committee on Taxation has determined that this fiscally irresponsible legislation will … Continue reading

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