Congress at work, or hardly working?

To judge from next year’s schedule, members of Congress aren’t even bothering to pretend that they’re doing their jobs. The Senate plans to spend no more than 143 days at work in 2016, and the House calendar is even sleepier: only 111 days in session, roughly two days a week.

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Killings can’t be the ‘new normal’

Recently, I spoke to the entire male student population at Miami Northwestern. I recounted my days as a student there and growing up only blocks away. Five days later, 15-year-old Johnny Lubin was shot to death in broad daylight. He was shot on 77th Street. I grew up on 74th. Johnny was the fifth student from the school killed since May.

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