I am Dr. Greg Weiner, political scientist and author who spent a lot of time working in the senate. AMAA
I don't know what this whole reddit thing is, but my brother /u/mrweiner said I should do one of these. I am a political scientist at Assumption College, specializing in political theory. Before I became an academic, I worked in the senate. Most of my senate experience was in the 90s, so if you want to know what it was like back then, feel free to ask.
I have a new book out, on the political philosophy of the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan. It is available here, but I promise not to "pull a Rampart," whatever that means.
Ask me anything.
Edit: Off to give a lecture at Assumption College on the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Second Inaugural. Fun stuff. Back later tonight and looking forward to more questions. Thanks for all of them!
Edit 2: Back from Lincoln. If there are more questions, have at 'em!