Lawmakers Not Only Are Jerks, They’re Getting Dumber, Too

Today’s Congress collectively speaks at a 10.6 grade level, down from 11.5 in 2005. By comparison, the U.S. Constitution is written at a 17.8 grade level and the Declaration of Independence at a 15.1 grade level.

via Is Congress getting dumber, or just more plainspoken? – Sunlight Foundation.