While not the most earth shattering development in recent times, I thought I would mention a new web site which sifts through the Congressional Record and identifies which words, other than common words such as prepositions, have been used the most by members of Congress. The site, capitolwords.org, is maintained by the Sunshine Foundation, which is dedicated to increasing government transparency.
If you’ve got an obscure issue that you need to follow, it might actually be a very helpful tool. Otherwise, it’s just a few minutes of fun for policy geeks. Which Senator do you think used the word “climate” the most in recent years?