WASHINGTON—Senator Paul Strauss of the District of Columbia is indeed a senator; he's got the ID card, license plates, and dining room privileges to prove it. What he doesn't have is the actual right to vote—let alone set foot—on the floor of the Senate, which is what happens when the jurisdiction one represents is, effectively speaking, a colony. 'No New Yorker would stand for this,' D.C.'s "shadow senator" seethes as he tugs at the lump of rock and metal on his finger—a 1996 Yankees championship ring, given to his father by... More >>>