From Roll Call: …Jonathan Bydlak, director of the Fiscal and Budget Policy Project at the R Street Institute, pointed to Rep. Katie Porter of California, who amid the speaker madness went viral for conspicuously reading “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” days before announcing her bid for Senate. But the benefits outweigh the potential costs, Bydlak said. “There’s clearly an audience and an appetite for that kind of transparency,” Bydlak said. “For people who say that the general public isn’t interested in what their government is doing, I think you need only watch what happened last week to see that that’s clearly not true. … And I think it’s certainly plausible that more Americans would be more engaged with what’s happening if they had a little more insight than they do currently…”

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