In the House, two-thirds of Republican lawmakers have been elected since 2010. In the Senate, the average age has dropped by 17 years. That makes Oklahoma Republican Tom Cole—a 12-year House veteran who has operated at the top echelons of politics for decades—part of a shrinking class of experienced pros on Capitol Hill. 906 more words
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JD Winteregg had a pretty funny campaign ad in his unsuccessful run against John Boehner in 2014. You might remember the “Electile Dysfunction” video.
Winteregg did a lot better than many expected, but the power of incumbency, especially for the Speaker of the House was too much to overcome. 359 more words
By: Elisavet Serti, Ph.D
International Science Policy
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a major policy project being currently developed from the United Nations, “are fairly tales, dressed in the bureaucratese of intergovernmental narcissism” stated the editor of the… 876 more words
The substance of a presidential address always matters more than the theatrics. That said, I imagine most observers would agree one specific moment from President Obama’s speech last night was one of the more memorable of any recent State of the Union address. 324 more words