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Legislative Effectiveness, Part I: Pelosi vs. Boehner

Two political science professors, Craig Volden and Alan Wiseman, have come up with a way to measure the effectiveness of individual House representatives in their new book. They’ve created a “legislative effectiveness score” (LES) that compares each individual member’s legislative … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With The Gingreys: Bad at Banks

One of my favorite past times is checking on my congressman, Representative Phil Gingrey.  I first documented his scientifically sound poll questions.  Most recently I attended a local town hall meeting.  Despite being your typical anonymous Tea Party congressman, someone … Continue reading

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Town Hall with my Local Congressman

Yesterday I went to a town hall meeting held by my congressman, Phil Gingrey, at a community center in Kennesaw.  I was joined by about 80-100 grayhairs, a local blogger, and Minority Report maybe 2+ non-white people.  This was my first … Continue reading

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Phil Gingrey’s Polls

My congressman is Phil Gingrey, an OB-GYN who represents Georgia’s 11th district – the Fightin’ Eleventh! It’s a delightful district that stretches from northwest Metro Atlanta to the Alabama border, dips below I-20, goes up to Rome, and crosses over … Continue reading

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