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Historian Newt Gingrich Responsible For Decade Long Lack Of Official House Historian

As pretty much everyone knows, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich likes to cast himself as an expert on just about everything thanks to his long ago PhD in history. He’s even claimed that he was hired by Freddie Mac to … Continue reading

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A Fact That Is New To Me

For class, I’ve just started reading David Mayhew’s Divided We Govern. In the preface to the 2nd edition, Mayhew notes that of the eight possible permutations of partisan control of the House, Senate and presidency, the current set up with … Continue reading

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Does Mitch McConnell Speak Parseltongue?

As I mentioned earlier this week, I’m interested in reading old, deep dive magazine articles that are available on the web. To demonstrate this, I threw up a bunch of links to articles in the Washington Monthly’s meager online archives … Continue reading

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Disrespecting Congress Since 1977

Yesterday, The Atlantic’s James Fallows posted a message he received from a former congressional staffer responding to a blistering essay on the state of Congress as an institution and the GOP’s seemingly intentional role in undermining confidence in it, which … Continue reading

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