The rise and importance of Secret Congress
Why the institution is surprisingly productive. There’s been no healthcare reform in the past decade, yet legislation making Juneteenth into a national holiday passed last week with seemingly no warning. Why is this? With the help of Simon Bazelon, this instalment of Slow Boring examines the 'Secret Congress' hypothesis — the belief that congress takes bipartisan action when there's a lack of public attention.
From Matthew Yglesias