Mystery Meat Congress; Clueless Mainstream Press – 

A couple of decades ago, I complained to a Hill colleague, “It (Congress) can’t get any worse than this.” How wrong I was.Based on my experience and outlook, I offer the following observations.Autocrats rule There has evolved a highly centralized, autocratic system in the House and Senate that tolerates meaningful dissent from independently minded legislators in only the rarest and most unique circumstances

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