This voting index is currently published twice a year in The New American magazine. Each index scores all 535 members of Congress on 10 key votes on a scale of 0% to 100%. The more the Representatives and Senators adhere to the Constitution in their votes, the higher their scores on this index.
Become a big liar often enough and you start to believe yourself
When I was in high school in the early 1980s, I knew that my education was a cakewalk as compared to that of two generations earlier. And I assumed the other teens knew this, too. It took me a while to understand that many people are so immersed in their age that, to them, history is a mystery. How does one understand a past he has never experienced? Here’s how I explain it: If a doctor knows the pathology of a certain disease, can’t he look at a patient with an advanced case of it and tell you what the symptoms would have been during the early stages?