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Andrea Seabrook

Stray Thoughts on History and Politics

Former NPR reporter Andrea Seabrook recently debuted a new podcast called “DecodeDC” that promises to “decipher Washington’s Byzantine language and procedure, sweeping away what doesn’t matter so you can focus on what does.”  So far, at least, it’s a solid piece of work, worth listening to if you’re interested in politics and have fifteen minutes or so to spare.  But what struck me about the first two episodes (all that have appeared so far) is that each begins with history.  Episode 1, House of (mis)Representatives, concerns the enormous number of people represented by each Congressperson today, and the political problems Read more