ex-political scientist (Swarthmore, Bennington) hired at The Christian Science Monitor as an experiment. must have worked. still there.

So you think you know Congress? Take our quiz.

csmonitor.com — With job approval ratings in single digits, Congress is at record lows in public opinion. Is it because the nation's lawmakers are truly performing badly? Or is the institution - viewed by Founding Fathers as the preeminent branch - maligned and misunderstood? See how much you know about the Congress.

Loretta Lynch hearing: Why all those red suits in the crowd? (+video)

csmonitor.com — Loretta Lynch, President Obama's nominee for US attorney general, put on a master class in poise at Wednesday's confirmation hearing. It's a political style that her Delta Sigma Theta sorority sisters, there to support her, recognize and applaud.

Loretta Lynch hearing: Why all those red suits in the crowd?

csmonitor.com — Loretta Lynch, President Obama's nominee for US attorney general, put on a master class in poise at Wednesday's confirmation hearing. It's a political style that her Delta Sigma Theta sorority sisters, there to support her, recognize and applaud.

Loretta Lynch hearing: who the crimson and cream were in the crowd

csmonitor.com — Loretta Lynch, President Obama's nominee for US attorney general, put on a master class in poise at Wednesday's confirmation hearing. It's a political style that her Delta Sigma Theta sorority sisters, there to support her, recognize and applaud.

How Election 2014 humbled the high priests of American politics

csmonitor.com — Washington's political class - armed with tons of big data - took a beating in the midterm elections. In several ways, that could be a good thing for American democracy. The big losers in this month's midterm elections weren't only Democrats. The permanent political class - bristling with big money and big data - also failed to deliver.

How can Congress fix itself? It should stop trying to fix itself.

csmonitor.com — Congress has tried to reform itself in the past, usually with good intentions. But few are impressed with the results. That speaks to a need to acknowledge how Congress works. One of Congress's big problems is that it is more ethical and transparent than most American businesses.

How can Congress fix itself? It should stop trying to fix itself.

csmonitor.com — Congress has tried to reform itself in the past, usually with good intentions. But few are impressed with the results. That speaks to a need to acknowledge how Congress works. One of Congress's big problems is that it is more ethical and transparent than most American businesses.

How to fix Congress: Do more work behind closed doors

csmonitor.com — Part 3 of 4: Congressional expert Sarah Binder believes lawmakers need to move power from party leaders back to committee chairs and curb leaks to the media. Sarah Binder believes Congress needs more talk in backrooms and less in front of television cameras.

How to fix Congress: A former House speaker calls for fewer ethical 'mousetraps'

csmonitor.com — Part 2 of 4: Dennis Hastert wants to bring back backroom deals and loosen restrictions on travel and who lawmakers can meet with. Dennis Hastert, the longest-serving Republican speaker of the House, describes life in Congress as "being locked up in some isolated dodge-ball game."

Eight governor's races to watch in 2014

csmonitor.com — While Democrats face headwinds in midterm US Senate and House races in November, they head into 2014 governors' races with a political map in their favor.Of the 36 governorships on the line in November, Republicans are defending 22 of them - and nine of those GOP governors' mansions are in states won by President Obama in 2012.Here are the eight governor's races most likely to flip in 2014.
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in one of fastest swings in opinion ever: As gay rights gain acceptance, conservatives say they face discrimination csmonitor.com/USA/Society/20…

Jan 30, 2015

@UtahCS @NBCNightlyNews @PeterAlexander thanks! this is a blogger we work with, we run his blogs as they come in. this one was late!

Jan 29, 2015

i love reading this man. his reasons for leaving only confirm it. Andrew Sullivan Calling it Quits outsidethebeltway.com/andrew-sulliva… via @otbtweets

Jan 29, 2015

Need a dodge for questions you're not ready to answer? Here it is. csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder….?cmpid=addthis_twitter

Jan 29, 2015

John McCain erupts at protesters during hearing. Why the anger? csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder…

Jan 29, 2015

#Loretta Lynch, attorney general nominee, fields GOP senators' barbed questions ( video) csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/20…

Jan 29, 2015

6 degrees of separation? try 2. #Loretta Lynch hearing and @DSTinc1913: who the crimson and cream were in the crowd. csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder…

Jan 27, 2015

Jon Stewart slams Trump, Palin speeches. Is a big GOP field too easy pickin's? csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder…

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