How Kabuki Theater Explains Keystone Vote
I wrote last week about some of the reasons that lame-duck congressional sessions are an anti-constitutional idea. The Senate vote on approving the Keystone XL pipeline, scheduled for Tuesday, provides more evidence that such sessions should be reserved for extraordinary events. Instead, both parties see a chance to influence the outcome of the Dec. 6 runoff election in Louisiana, where Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu is fighting for her political life.
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