My April 1 TAP column is all about Congress:
Yesterday, thanks to the magic of Twitter, I was alerted to the existence of the Rosa DeLauro is a Fucking Hipster Tumblr, and all I could think was, “Thank God for the United States Senate.” Now there is a legislative body where everybody dresses in a staid manner, as the good lord intended legislators to dress. And they don’t only look boring; they actually are boring, barely ever passing any kind of legislation whatsoever.
The Founding Fathers were, of course, worried about the problem of hasty legislation reflecting the popular passions of the moment—outlandish attire, mash-ups, reform of the energy sector—and thus in their wisdom bestowed the country with a number of devices designed to prevent such foolishness.
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