Effect, Cause, White Stripes, Rep Edwards And Indy Media By Michael McIntee | April 12, 2011 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Maryland Subscribe to Maryland Follow this author Representative Donna Edwards at the National Conference For Media Reform Representative Donna Edwards (D-Maryland) said she left Republicans scratching their heads last week when she quoted lyrics from a White Stripes song on the House of Representatives floor. She read the lyrics to the White Stripes’ “Effect And Cause” to chide Republicans for their attempt to shut down the Federal government. This weekend, Edwards told independent journalists gathered in Boston at the National Conference For Media Reform that Washington needs more politicians who aren’t willing to “play the game”. She advocated for keeping the Internet open and railed against corporate influence in politics. “Corporations can do all the business that they want”, Edwards said, “but they don’t have to control our politics.” Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.