I know no one really reads the Herald anymore, let alone the editorials, so let me highlight a surprisingly vigorous position taken by our local paper of (little) record:
Even routine business was neglected this year, and 2016 won’t be better. The Senate has confirmed 135 Obama executive nominees this year, but many more are languishing in Congress. One of these is for the vacant post of undersecretary of the Treasury for terrorism and financial crimes, for which Mr. Obama nominated someone in April. By comparison, in George W. Bush’s seventh year, a Democratic Senate confirmed 234 nominees in 2007. Meanwhile, only 10 judicial vacancies have been confirmed this year, leaving 66 benches open, the slowest pace for confirmations in more than half a century.
That's just wrong, as wrong as obfuscating your extremist position on abortion (no exceptions ever) or failing to return that stupid blue slip.
Come on, people, we can do better!