Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Senate’

August 22nd, 2022 - 4:52 pm § in Environment, Politics, Science

Technically, nobody is too stupid to be a U.S. senator

Seriously, the only qualifications to be a U.S. senator are you must “have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and … when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State …” (U.S. Const., Art. I, ยง3). The Framers intentionally gave[...]

August 1st, 2020 - 4:54 pm § in Politics

Is the Senate unbalanced?

Yes, says Lee Drutman (bio here), at FiveThirtyEight. And he’s not even a psychiatrist. For those watching today’s partisan warfare — Mitch McConnell, when he became Senate Majority Leader, famously declared his mission was to make President Obama a failure — it may come as a[...]