I am wondering this today after reading this article in The Washington Post in which Katie O'Malley characterized legislative opponents of last year's narrowly defeated same-sex marriage bill as "cowards."
Though her remarks are definitely making headlines, what actually struck me was the article's next boilerplate sentence:
"The first lady’s assessment, in remarks at a national conference of gay-rights advocates in Baltimore, comes as her husband is championing a similar bill in this year’s 90-day legislative session."
Isn't it kind of crazy that, in 2012, a state legislature charged with writing, debating, and voting on laws that will affect the lives of millions of people has only 90 days to complete its task? And that's 90 calendar days, not even working days! If there are, say, back to back blizzards and the entire state shuts down for a few days, those work days for the legislature are lost. Ninety days, to consider and complete a year's worth of work. That's a little insane, right? Especially when issues as...