When voters elect members of Congress, they are hiring them to do a job. Voters, through their taxes, compensate those politicians well — $174,000 a year, and more if they have committee […]
Nota Bene #118: VOTE!
“I am not fit for this office and should never have been here.” Who said it?
Ignore politicians who don’t play nice with the other children
First, MoveOn.org, a liberal political action group, uses a full-page New York Times ad to attack the character of an American commander, calling him “Gen. Betray Us” and accusing him of “cooking […]
I am intently focused on this matter and will make it a priority to correct the errors and minimize them in the future. â€” Kerry Weems, acting administrator of the Centers for […]
For sale: $3 billion worth of political bullshit
This is your only warning. Turn off your TV set, or your will to live â€” or vote â€” may be decimated. The Television Bureau of Advertising forecasts that the politicians who […]
How should we evaluate the job performance of Congress?
Most people who work usually get “evaluated” by a boss of some sort. Sometimes it’s formal (with official rubrics and goals and outcomes and such) and sometimes it’s informal (“Just keep doin’ […]
Looting, pillaging, fundraising: Romney fundraiser busted
Say you’re running for President. And say that it’s a couple days before before a major primary season straw poll. In someplace semi-important, like, say, Iowa. Ask yourself, what kinds of headlines […]