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It's a Dingell-ocracy, and we're just living in it

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Back in February, when Washington was toasting Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., for holding a seat for nearly 60 years that he effectively inherited from his father, I wrote that the dynastic tendency in American politics was nothing to celebrate. On Tuesday, the absurdity continued as his wife Debbie Dingell won the Democratic primary to replace him — all but guaranteeing she'll be the next...

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