Congress Blog

Rio Olympics 2016 disaster: No order. No progress.

The 2016 Olympic Games already stand to go down as one of the greatest Olympic calamities in modern history—and the opening ceremonies are still two weeks away. One of the great mysteries of our time is why global cities still vigorously...

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The self-implosion of Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) has been forced to resign as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee after revelations that the DNC engaged in a concerted campaign to sabotage Bernie Sanders...

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Elizabeth Warren: party girl or patsy?

If nothing else, this week’s Democratic Party conclave will be remembered as the unlikely coming out party of its newly minted attack dog: Elizabeth Warren.
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Marking kids for life on sex offender registries

For decades, our country has been putting children as young as 8 years old on sex-offender registries. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are registered for things they did as kids, their entire lives tainted by youthful indiscretions as common...
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My trip to Washington

Standing on the lawn in front of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., I was taken aback. The Capitol sits on top of a small hill, flanked by buildings housing the offices of elected senators and representatives. Just thinking about the...

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