House dysfunction is cause for alarm
Last updated 1/25/2023 at 12:11pm
Like many Americans, I watched with dismay this month as the House of Representatives struggled through 15 votes over four days to select a new speaker. The sense of dysfunction was remarkable. Anyone watching might well have wondered about our ability to govern ourselves.
For a week, there was no speaker to call the House to order. Elected members couldn’t take the oath of office and start c...