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Mark Mellman - 04/08/14 07:41 PM EDT
Everybody — members, scholars, pundits and the public — agrees Congress is screwed up. People are, well, polarized about why, however.Many offer what I call the “socializing hypothesis,” identifying the failure of members to spend time with each...
Mark Mellman - 03/25/14 07:43 PM EDT
My column last week on independents who lean toward a party ignited a (tiny) controversy.Some of those who questioned my argument asked questions like “Are independents independent?” and “Are independents a myth?”Conducting a nuanced conversation in...
Mark S. Mellman - 03/11/14 07:26 PM EDT
It’s way too early to say anything useful about the 2016 presidential election. But that’s not stopping anyone else, so I might as well chime in too. As long as we are discussing it, we might as well be honest: Nothing suggests 2016 will be...
Mark S. Mellman - 02/25/14 06:56 PM EST
Having a right is not the same thing as being in the right. In some instances, we have the right to behave immorally. For example, the First Amendment gives some people, in some circumstances, the right to lie.Let’s set aside for a moment...
Mark S. Mellman - 04/01/14 07:15 PM EDT
Few things excite pundits more than the prospect of a “throw the bums out” election, where citizens finally rise up and defeat the legislators they disdain. Commentators regularly predict it. Such a mythic rebellion against the political class...
Mark S. Mellman - 03/18/14 05:52 PM EDT
My friends at Third Way were kind enough to cite this column in attacking my oft-stated warning that most independents are not as independent as they claim, a fact that becomes relevant in examining Pew’s majestic report on millennials. Hidden...
Mark S. Mellman - 03/04/14 07:06 PM EST
One need look no further than the minimum wage to find evidence that Republicans are wildly out of touch.A year ago, every single Republican member of the House voted against increasing the minimum wage. More recently, Illinois gubernatorial...
Mark Mellman - 02/18/14 07:40 PM EST
Even after watching the previews, I am not sure how I will feel about the forthcoming Russell Crowe movie presenting a richly embellished account of the Noah story (turning 46 brief biblical verses into 132 minutes of Hollywood spectacular certainly...

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