Tag Archives: US Senate

Seth Abramson on Republicans

Seth Abramson recently suggested that he thinks the Republican party is doomed. I disagree with him on a lot, but this does raise some interesting questions, even if mainly on how a particular group of liberals are mistaken. Seth Abramson … Continue reading

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Governor Christie, Lautenberg’s Seat and the Media

It’s interesting to look at the various ways media outlets report on Chris Christie’s choices in selecting a replacement for Frank Lautenberg, the recently deceased Senior Senator from New Jersey. A front page story in the New York Times was … Continue reading

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The Last Stand of Old Politicians

Newark Mayor Cory Booker has been criticized for his efforts to force out Frank Lautenberg. Lautenberg is the oldest member of the Senate. He actually retired in 2000, just before his 77th birthday. But he decided that he preferred to … Continue reading

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Where do Senators come from?

I was curious about the question of which Senators were least qualified to represent an entire state in federal office. So I started looking at the backgrounds of the 100 Senators (and Vice-President Biden) to see who stuck out the … Continue reading

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