At Time’s “Swampland” blog, Karen Tumulty shares a classic Monty Python skit which, as she says, “is a perfect encapsulation of the United States Senate”:

The bit about time limits on “argument” is spot-on.

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Greg Marx is an adjunct lecturer at The Medill School and a facilitator with The OpEd Project. She served as an editorial board member, columnist, library director, and No. 2 in the features department of the Chicago Sun-Times.