Offering asides, recommended links, blogworthy quotations, and more, In Brief is the Northwest Progressive Institute's microblog of world, national, and local politics.

Quotation

Why do you hold power if you’re not doing the right thing for your country? If you’re doing the right thing people tend to send you back to Congress.

— Florida Democratic Representative Joe Garcia, suggesting ousted Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor use remaining time in office to work on immigration reform in a short interview with The Washington Post.