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#union #iww #ows #p2 #tlot #tcot ‘Worst. Congress. Ever.’ http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_07/worst_congress_ever031054.php I don’t think it’s online anymore, but Matt Taibbi had a fantastic cover story for Rolling Stone in October 2006 about the Republican-led Congress, shortly before Democrats won both chambers. “These were the years,” Taibbi wrote, “when the U.S. parliament became a historical punch line, a political obscenity on par with the court of Nero or Caligula — a stable of thieves and perverts who committed crimes rolling out of bed in the morning and did their very best to turn the mighty American empire into a debt-laden, despotic backwater, a Burkina Faso with cable.” The article included one of my favorite all-time quotes: Jonathan Turley told ...