The National Journal this morning features 7 Bills That Could Actually Pass, including postal service reform and privacy protections for U.S. citizens in the wake of Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA.
Yes, it's down to this.
Or as Gail Collins recently put it:
At this point, the American public has been so beaten down by Congressional gridlock that “it’s not perfect” sounds fine. In fact, we’d generally be willing to settle for “it’s pretty terrible, but at least it’s something.”