Jeff Flake’s career as a United States senator never attracted the kind of media attention garnered by those of congressional counterparts such as House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — until now, that is. What is it Flake has done to earn his 15 minutes in the limelight? He has openly questioned the policies of our nation’s most controversial president in modern memory.… [Read more]
It’s drawing very near the end of the work day for those of us located on the east coast — and that, of course applies to people who are fortunate enough to have a job. Among the most fortunate of job holders are our Senate and Congressional representatives; after all, how many people receive compensation for working productively so few days of the year?… [Read more]
There’s no such thing as a bad time for reflection. Taking a look back at the activities of the first week of this new year should enable us to see what went wrong, what we’re up against and, hopefully, what can be done differently in the future.
The 113th Congress — the most diverse ever — was sworn in this past Thursday.… [Read more]
A couple of weeks ago, rumors were flying that Nancy Pelosi might give-up her position as House Minority Leader or if, after her current term, she might decline to run again.
We’re relieved that she’s decided to continue as Minority Leader. Now, we must look forward to Election 2014 and hope that if the House of Representatives once again has a Democratic majority, she will be chosen as Speaker of the House.… [Read more]