I love your Swift-like satire, Mr. Brauchli. Write on!
"According to the Benghazi Research Center of October 14, 2015, there have been 32 Congressional Hearings before assorted Senate and House committees at a total cost of more than $20 million. During those hearings 2,780 questions were asked by members of the committees. If Congress only meets every other year it could cut such hearings by half or three quarters without making the hearings less effective since they’ve not produced any useful information thus far. Similarly, the House could save time by not, for example, voting 63 times to repeal Obamacare."
Imagine what a trip it would be to sit among Mr. Brauchli's law students. I can imagine the convoluted tongue-in-cheek legal scenarios he'd place before them... for the purposes of legal analysis.