Kitty Felde

It's true: too much time wasted on bipartisan sniping

You're not imagining things.  Democrats and Republicans spend a large portion of their time saying negative things about each other.  A Harvard professor looked at Congressional press releases and found that 27% of them throw barbs at the other side.  Members in safe districts are the worst offenders.

Here's the story in "The Washington Post":

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/27percent-of-communication-by-members-of-congress-is-taunting-professor-concludes/2011/04/06/AF1no2qC_story.html

It's the reason we're facing a government shutdown at midnight on Friday.  The ideological divide is wide.  And Democrats and Republicans talk at each other, not to each other. 

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