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Fewer Lawyers In Congress. More Scientists.

John Allen Paulos makes the case: Among the 435 members of the House, for example, there are one physicist, one chemist, one microbiologist, six engineers and nearly two dozen representatives with medical training. The case of doctors and the body...
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Here Are The Top 15 Richest Members Of Congress

Politics : Business Insider: Politix (2 years ago)

It's no secret that members of Congress are much more wealthy than the rest of the country. The average net worth of a Senator is more than $14 million, and the average net worth of a member of the House of Representatives is nearly... Read Post

John Boehner: 'Some Of The Dumbest People' In America Are In Congress

Politics : Business Insider: Politix (2 years ago)

House Majority Leader John Boehner gave a very relaxed interview to the Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan over the weekend. Maybe too relaxed. Here's the money quote: "We got 435 members. It's just a slice of America, it really is.... Read Post

Why Don’t Americans Elect Scientists?

Odd : Neatorama (3 years ago)

John Allen Paulos of The New York Times' opinion column Campaign Stops ponders noted that amongst the 435 members of the House of Representatives, there are only one physicist, one chemist, one microbiologists, six engineers. Why, h... Read Post


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