Sunday, January 04, 2015

The Road Map


Celebrity Watch


Beverly Hillbillies(The Times-Picayune) Donna Douglas, who played the buxom tomboy Elly May Clampett on the hit 1960s sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies," has died.


(People magazine) Demi Lovato has embraced her body – and wants her fans to do the same.

 
Vocabulary Watch


 
The News


(Washington Post) THE 113TH Congress, which wrapped up at the end of 2014, was not quite the worst in history. According to one measure — the raw number of initiatives passed — it just barely beat the 112th, which set a modern-day low well below that of the do-nothing Congress Harry Truman beat up in 1948. Suffice it to say that the past four years have been pretty dismal on Capitol Hill.

I find it interesting that pundits use the number of bills passed as a measure of congressional productivity. I would be more worried about the damage that would have been done if some of the proposed legislation had passed.

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