Compromise rears its ugly head again, and we find connections between current events and what we have already covered.
In the first unit, we listened to a <<short interview>> with Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein. Well, they are back on C-Span as Congressional scholars to talk about the dire circumstances before us in the shut-down. Great for extension or foder for your classroom discussions.
They talk about their fantasy of a Congress that actually accomplishes something. I don't think that is happening. I am sure you don't either. The talk this week has also been on the fact that not only is Eric Cantor seizing control of the Republicans, but now Ted Cruz is jumping on board over on the Senate side of the buillding. Quite a crisis of leadership for Speaker Boehner... I wish y'all all the best.. Because all of the unintended consequences of not being able to promote the general welfare of our nation is really, well, bad karma. For the Rs and the Ds. And the TPs. (And the YOUs and MEs.)
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