U.S. House of Representatives

Successful straw vote a harbinger of things to come

Our dysfunctional Congress can’t seem to agree on what’s good for the U.S., but at least they agree on some things that are bad: North Korea, Iran, Russia, China, Syria and plastic straws, to name a few.

Denuclearization of North Korea may be in the bag, but fixing the plastic straw problem will require more than a presidential proclamation to ensure they are no longer a threat.

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past couple of years, you are probably aware that there’s a pile of plastic trash the size of France floating out in the Pacific. I’m told it kills more fish and marine mammals than the whole Japanese fishing fleet. And that’s a lot. The good folks at...