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New Study: US Congress Is Dumbing Down

The Sunlight Foundation did a speech analysis of Congressional hearings/debates and surprise surprise, we’re having less intelligent conversations than we used to. Our existing Congress interacts with each other at a sophomore high school grade level, a full grade level lower than before 2010 elections. Regardless of the fact that the majority of new elects in 2010 were Tea Party affiliates, it’s a disturbing trend. Why are our political leaders losing their edge?

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This entry was posted on May 21, 2012 by in government accountability, policy.
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