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Health Care and Ping Pong

Health Care and Ping Pong

By Wyeth Ruthven Forget conference committees, any observer of health care reform needs to add the term “ping-pong” to their legislative vocabulary. Ping-pong is a little known but increasingly used procedural device to pass legislation. A 2008 report by Walter Oleszek for the Congressional Research Service describes ping-pong as “the exchange of amendments between the…

Tricky Linguistics

Tricky Linguistics

I was an English major, so this really speaks to me.  And it’s hilarious, as is everything Fry and Laurie did together.  I don’t watch House, but I loved the old Jeeves and Wooster show, and their sketch comedy (which this video is taken from) is pretty brilliant.  Anyways, enjoy!