Why Are Sen. Sanders and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Among Congress’ Least Effective Members?

A casual follower of mainstream media “news” cannot help but be impressed by the disproportional attention given to Senator Bernie Sanders and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. However, less impressive is their success in Congress. The two legislators might be adept at grabbing public attention, but they rank as two of the least effective members of Congress. … Read more

Four Things That Should Be in the State of the Union Address

Return to Order Report Card: How Does America Rate One Year After the Election?

The Constitution suggests that the President inform Congress about the state of the Union from time to time. Under normal circumstances, the purpose of the speech should be to unify the country. However, in the present climate of polarization, it has served to accentuate divisions. Indeed, the one thing we do not expect from the … Read more