What is the "simplest lens available" you may be asking yourself? Well, it's really simple. Like, a single word. That's right, for every day that Congress is in session, Capitol Words displays the most frequently used word in the Congressional Record. Yesterday the word was "nominations" and before that some of last week's winners were "veterans," "energy" and "oil."
In other American political news, I hope you were able to catch the drama that ensued at John McCain's speech to the National Association of Elected Latino Officials (NALEO) earlier today. McCain was heckled by protestors (here's a link to the video on MSNBC) who held up signs that read "McCain = Guerra" and shouted to the audience "Your silence is assent to war crimes!" McCain, not surprisingly, completly ignored the (multiple) protests.