Congress is back in session after the August recess, but will they actually do anything? The list of things that need to be addressed is still there: farm bill, ESEA reauthorization, a budget, etc.
My guess is that there will be some hearings, lots of press briefings, even more posturing, and some last minute deals to keep the federal government running so they can go home to run for office.
They will kick the can of any meaningful decisions down the road once again. The Republicans are hoping Romney will win and they'll take the Senate. Democrats want to see President Obama re-elected and gain some seats in both chambers.
Whichever way the wind blows on November 6 we will get ideology. No meaningful solutions, just a this way or that way approach.
I taught with a great teacher who put a sign on his door at each parent-teacher conference. It read, "Don't Complain About What You Permit". This concepts cuts across many aspects of life.
As the November election approaches know whose on the ballot, research their positions, and vote for the folks who represent your views. Let's get a Congress that will tackle the issues of our time.