Tuesday, June 01, 2021

You Handle It

Somewhat different from my usual criticisms of political journalism, but I do think there's a missing story about how electeds and other powerful people in government choose *not* to use the power they have. The emphasis tends to be on overreach, on deviations from the status quo, rather than on the failure to do that. "The optics" of actually doing something, instead of the optics of not doing it.

What's the point of being, say, a powerful committee chair if you aren't using your power?