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The Upside of Pork

From The Atlantic, How American Politics Went Insane by Jonathan Rauch Congress has not passed all its annual appropriations bills in 20 years, and more than $300 billion a year in federal spending goes out the door without proper authorization. Routine business…

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All In The Family

“A couple of years ago, National Journal analyzed the number of family members of sitting senators who were working as lobbyists. Fully thirty-three senators had family members who were registered as lobbyists or who worked for lobbying firms. That’s one-third…

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Trent Lott and Barbara Boxer

In 2002 Senator Trent Lott was speaking at a celebration for Strom Thurmond’s 100th birthday and said, “”I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And…

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