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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

US Senate: 'sunshine' isn't necessarily good for you

I'd missed a CSM piece from May 27 on the nuclear option compromise.

The piece argues that introduction of TV and sunshine laws into the Senate has stymied senator-to-senator communication, and pushed business down to the less productive arena of staff discussions.

Deals like the seven-plus-seven deal on the nuclear option are a rarity these days. The three-day workweek doesn't help, either.

An example of the law of unintended consequences for future reference. (I'm assuming for the moment that the argument is right, of course.)

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