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From The Blog

June 18, 2018

Becoming the Board of Education

Board of Education. Doghouse. Cabinet Room. Sanctum sanctorum. Or, as Speaker Sam Rayburn modestly called his tiny hideaway where informal legislating happened, “the little room.”

June 11, 2018

“As the Game Goes So Goes the Election” . . . or Not

“As the game goes so goes the election,” predicted the cover of the 1932 Congressional Baseball Game program.

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