Michael Lemmon

Today, a bunch of politicians who lost their jobs last week are headed back to Capitol Hill to vote on legislation. It’s a weird artifact of democracy, that people who voters have decided they don’t want representing them are going to Washington to represent them, but: what’re ya gonna do.

It’s also weird because lame duck sessions often deal with things that no one wanted to figure out right before an election. So these unwanted politicians (well, not all unwanted, but certainly all unpopular) will make final decisions on some of the most controversial issues. But on the plus side, at least maybe they’ll pass some legislation.