Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), right, palms a contraband hard-boiled egg as she sneaks back into a House Judiciary Committee markup meeting for a vote last month. At left, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), high-fives her legislative counsel. Did you know you’re not supposed to eat in the committee rooms? The things you learn from Melina Mara’s photo series, Witness/Politics. In other news: Only 14 percent of Americans approve of how Congress is doing their job. That many? Who are they? Rosalind S. Helderman and Scott Clement gave them a call.
Also, Hank Stuever explains how Steve Jobs taught us how to let go: “Let go of the uneasiness about computers. Let go of ugly, antique technology. . . Let go of the expensive, shiny new phone that you bought last year for the slightly less expensive, shiny new phone that’s coming out this year. But let go of something deeper, something resistant in you that romanticizes the past.”