27% of Congressional communication is straight-up taunting

[A] Harvard University professor has analyzed [Congress]’s behavior, using computers to look for trends in members’ writings. And he’s learned something that might help explain why Congress is having such trouble working out a deal this week.

He learned, to his amazement, that modern members of Congress spend about 27 percent of the time just taunting each other.

Via Gawker.

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