Editorial: Will 113th do better than 112th?
Published 01/04/2013, The Hastings Star-Gazette
Even with Tuesday’s agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff, the 112th U.S. Congress will go down as one of the most unproductive in history. The dismal record is a result of partisan divisions embodied in large part by the extreme right in the House and the extreme left in the Senate. Both chambers seem to have been captive of a relatively small number of uncompromising ideologues, the result being legislative paralysis.Word count: 279