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The anti-Washington fervor sweeping the country involves more than the backlash against exorbitant federal spending. The arrogance of power is manifest in the passage of laws opposed by vast majorities of Americans. Most of these bills aren't even read by those in Congress who vote for them and impose the dictates on the rest of us. The message to lawmakers is simple: Read the legislation.
A top House Democrat is pushing to rebrand the looming expiration of tax cuts passed under President George W. Bush as a "Republican tax increase," arguing that the GOP deserves the blame because the tax cuts were originally written to run out at the end of the 2010.
In the partisan wrestling matches that have come to characterize this year's midterm elections, the takedown has become the move of choice.
Washington must realize that the currency bill is no panacea for the U.S. economic ills or even for the nation's trade policy failures.
Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, who served in the Senate longer than any Republican in history, was buried with full military honors Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery.
In one way at least, the fight for control of Congress is already turning into a rout.