Mitch McConnell

Senator Mitch McConnell

McConnell Explains How He’ll Steal Another Supreme Court Pick From Another Democratic President McConnell Explains How He’ll Steal Another Supreme Court Pick From Another Democratic President

The Republican signals that if his party retakes the Senate, he’ll block Biden’s high court nominees in 2024—and very probably in 2023.

Jun 15, 2021 / John Nichols

Tom Tomorrow cartoon

The Confounding Fathers The Confounding Fathers

Republicans want to be graded on a curve.

Apr 27, 2021 / Tom Tomorrow

Senator Mitch McConnell

McConnell Has No Trouble With Corporate Speech—as Long as It Takes the Form of Bribery McConnell Has No Trouble With Corporate Speech—as Long as It Takes the Form of Bribery

The minority leader has a problem with corporations that call out Jim Crow voting restrictions. But he’s still happy to take their dirty money,

Apr 9, 2021 / John Nichols

Illustration by Barry Blitt.

Can Biden Fix the Courts That Trump Broke? Can Biden Fix the Courts That Trump Broke?

There is no progressive future without a serious fight to reclaim the judiciary from the grips of conservative judges.

Apr 7, 2021 / Feature / Elie Mystal

presidential candidate Biden at a campaign rally in Texas

Biden Is Facing a Roosevelt Moment Biden Is Facing a Roosevelt Moment

Democrats can’t allow the timid to block making a material difference in people’s lives.

Mar 30, 2021 / no-paywall / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Retire, Justice Breyer? It’s Complicated.

Retire, Justice Breyer? It’s Complicated. 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.

Mar 25, 2021 / Joan Walsh

The Trump-McConnell Death Match Is Good for Dems—and the Country

The Trump-McConnell Death Match Is Good for Dems—and the Country The Trump-McConnell Death Match Is Good for Dems—and the Country

The prospect of a fracturing Republican Party presents both opportunities and dangers.

Feb 17, 2021 / Jeet Heer

Senator Mitch McConnell

How to Hold Senate Republicans Accountable How to Hold Senate Republicans Accountable

Defeat them at the polls.

Feb 16, 2021 / no-paywall / Katrina vanden Heuvel

GOP Senators Face a Reckoning Over Impeachment

GOP Senators Face a Reckoning Over Impeachment 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.

Feb 9, 2021 / Sasha Abramsky

It’s Still Trump’s Party—GOP Can’t Cry Even if They Want To

It’s Still Trump’s Party—GOP Can’t Cry Even if They Want To 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.

Jan 27, 2021 / Jeet Heer

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