Washington, DC is changing rapidly. The city already set a milestone by hosting the "historic" inauguration, and today, Washingtonians finally had a taste of a "real" winter, as snow, ice and sleet blanketed the Beltway.
But the transformation in Congress provides the most dramatic evidence of a new era. Today, members of the House of Representatives forcefully demonstrated that they have discarded "business as usual" when they approved a multi-billion dollar increase in government spending along strict partisan lines.
I have never witnessed anything like this before. First the Senate ushered in change by bickering over the appointment of Senator Roland Burris. Now, the parties cannot even remotely agree on the stimulus package which many experts argue could help the sluggish economy. Great work!