Democrats Introduce New ‘Retractable Debt-Dome’ Alternative to Traditional Debt Ceiling

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday morning, congressional Democrats introduced the basic foundations of a new piece of legislation called the “Retractable Debt-Dome Plan,” described by its creator Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) as “an immensely complicated feat of legislative architecture.” The Dome plan is meant to provide a modern solution to the antiquated problems of debt limits, one that “is as evolved as the…

Congress After Hours: What Congress Is Doing When It’s Doing Nothing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Capitol Hill interns have leaked shocking footage of Congressional proceedings that seem to explain the legislative branch’s notorious gridlock. Long criticized for its stasis on any productive activity whatsoever, Congress is known by many Americans as a place where good ideas go to die. While partisan politics and constant filibustering were once believed to be the cause of congressional…