If poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world, then the Congressional hearing is unacknowledged theater.

It's performance above policy, Kabuki with the drabbest of costumes.

Yesterday Mark Zuckerberg finally showed up for the first of his two command performances (the second is being staged before a House committee today), appearing before not one but two Senate committees at the same time. The result was not the drama the event had been billed as, but more of a single, endless, absurdist running joke...