The post about last week’s Congressional hearing set off a long thread of comments among readers that are doing just fine defending their respective points of view. I’ll add just a few things.
It was a very thorough hearing, lasting six hours with about two hours of interruptions for votes in the House. It’s beyond dispute that all points of view were aired thoroughly, and at length. The hearing was about the Administration’s
In response to a reader’s question: Yes, Ninoska Perez was definitely there. Her statement, along with almost all the other witnesses’ statements, is here.
Unless I missed something, I don’t think anyone used the Secretary of Commerce’s ridiculous argument that people in
From my point of view, I would love to see the family sanctions suspended or repealed, but I see no possibility that the President will do that, and only a slim chance that Congress will do so in the final week of its session, as it prepares to debate a trillion-dollar program to address the financial crisis.