December 01, 2017 Chair's Column

Politics, Policy, Sausage and Cigars

Hilary H. Young, Joy & Young, L.L.P., Austin, TX

We are approaching the end of the first year of the Trump administration. Politics, including political debates and efforts involving healthcare, have been a major ongoing focus of news coverage on all sides. Personally, I have never read as much news as I have this past year. Politics in Washington are particularly messy and controversial. As Otto von Bismarck is credited with saying, “Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.” But at their essence, what are politics, really?

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