The United States Senate Is a Horrible Institution

By: Thursday January 31, 2013 9:32 am

Something historic happened yesterday. Thanks to the interim Senate appointment of William ‘Mo’ Cowan in Massachusetts the United States Senate will for the first time ever have two African-Americans serving together, but only for a few months. This will bring African-American representation in the Senate to a historic 2 percent, even though they make up over 12 percent of the population.

 

MA Sen: William ‘Mo’ Cowan Named as Interim Senator

By: Wednesday January 30, 2013 10:00 am

Today, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (D) named William ‘Mo’ Cowan as the interim Senator for the state. Cowan previously worked as Deval’s chief of staff and will be one of the few African Americans to have ever serve in the United State Senate.

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