Scott Shackford on Congress's Top Gamer



Jared Polis (D-Co.) is Congress's top gamer. As a young Internet entrepreneur making a fortune in online greeting cards and flower sales, he gravitated to strategy games like Warcraft and Heroes of Might and Magic. Today, the three-term Colorado Democratic congressman continues to slay demons in Diablo and conquer the world through force or diplomacy in Civilization V. "It's one of the main things I do with my free time as recreation," Polis says. "I'm definitely a gamer." Scott Shackford writes that it's no coincidence that the first out-and-proud gamer in Congress also happens to be its most libertarian-leaning Democrat.