When President Obama returned from Copenhagen in 2009 after
failing to persuade the International Olympic Committee to award
the 2016 Olympics to Chicago, one commentator observed that someone
from Chicago ought to have figured out, by now, how to rig an
Let's hope no U.S. Congressional elections are rigged this
November. But let's also remember what's at stake.
The next U.S. Congress will consider climate change legislation;
immigration reform legislation; changes to labor law; granting more
power to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration,
Environmental Protection Agency and other regulatory agencies; and
the likelihood of a tax increase—just for starters.
There is plenty of room for debate about whether these
initiatives are good or bad, but there is little room for debate
about whether proponents of these measures will be working hard to
get them passed and opponents will be working equally...
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