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Mitch McConnell news and analysis from The Nation
March 25, 2021
Retire, Justice Breyer? It’s Complicated.
It’s tough to call for a SCOTUS resignation just so a president can nominate a replacement. But given the GOP’s ruthlessness over the past five years, it’s tough not to.
February 17, 2021
The Trump-McConnell Death Match Is Good for Dems—and the Country
The prospect of a fracturing Republican Party presents both opportunities and dangers.
February 16, 2021
How to Hold Senate Republicans Accountable
Defeat them at the polls.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
February 9, 2021
GOP Senators Face a Reckoning Over Impeachment
They’re in a politically perilous position: If they defend Trump, they alienate the majority of voters; if they vote to convict, they alienate their own base.
January 27, 2021
It’s Still Trump’s Party—GOP Can’t Cry Even if They Want To
Democrats need to keep reminding voters that the Republicans can’t give up on Trump.
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January 15, 2021
Is It Curtains for Donald Trump?
He’s about to metamorphose from world’s most powerful human to financially and legally challenged pariah. His only ally? The mob.
January 6, 2021
Winners and Losers in Georgia
Crucial Senate races are victories not just for Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff but also for the Democratic Party—and American democracy.
December 30, 2020
The Stimulus Battle Highlights McConnell’s Pernicious Politics
The Senate majority leader remains the master of obstruction as he blocks the popular $2,000 check.
December 30, 2020
Blame Mitch for the Lack of Federal Relief
Not nearly enough ire has been directed at the Senate majority leader for trying to ensure that any relief package contains a corporate liability shield.
December 23, 2020
Trump’s Chaos Makes Christmas Come Early for Nancy Pelosi
His final month in office is a roller coaster as he threatens a coup, issues vile pardons, and disrupts the stimulus deal.