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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Defending Diction: Obstructionism

In recent months, under considerable encouragement from conservative media and largely in response to critics of Donald Trump, a word has reemerged …


The Legislative Executive

Last night, President Obama announced his executive order modifying America’s immigration system. The order defers the deportation of approximately four million undocumented …

Eric Cantor

Cantor Falls

Partly the result of our political system, partly due to the sluggishness of cultural change, most elections today play out in recurring …


Limit Legislators, Not Lobbyists

It is something of a cliché in contemporary politics to criticize lobbyists. Bashing lobbyists has become an almost commonplace campaign tactic employed …