I just watched a segment from Amanpour & Co with Tom Malinowski, my newly-elected congressperson. My local House district has been in Republican hands for as long as I’ve lived here, so it’s kind of a big deal that a Democrat got elected. I actually didn’t see much of Malinowski in the news during the campaign, and I have to admit that I didn’t know that much about him. I never really bothered to do much research. I knew the basics: he worked in the State Department under the Obama administration, and had previously worked for Human Rights Watch. I don’t think I’d ever even seen him speak during the campaign. He seems to be a soft-spoken, reasonable, guy. It’ll be interesting to see what happens over the next couple of years, with the House back under Democratic control. I don’t want to go too far down the politics rabbit-hole, so I’ll leave it there.