Late-night host sums up GOP obstructionism with a scathing hypothetical.
Now, in the era of Donald Trump, Democrats are wondering: Should we draw from McConnell's playbook and use every effort to block Trump's extreme platform?
With the prospect of ever taking back the White House dimming with every election, and with the possible loss of control in the Senate staring them in the face, this is all they have left to promise to their rabidly anti-Clinton base: continued gridlock, and endless investigations.
Trump is ugly, and his ugliness wears off on his Party. But the Party has its own important ugliness as well. That the Republicans
Congress begins its “August recess” this Friday, which means that it transitions from actually doing nothing to officially
Democratic candidates - top to bottom, and around the nation - can use this straight-forward truth to rally the people to
In our times the spirit of conflict has overpowered the spirit of cooperation. And it is clear that it was on one side of the battle lines that this view of politics as a kind of war gained ascendancy.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's proclamation that Republican senators will block anyone nominated by President Obama to replace Supreme Court Justice Scalia was followed by immediate condemnation from legal experts. Ignoring those objections, McConnell doubled down.
In 1957, then-senator John F. Kennedy published Profiles in Courage, a book describing acts of political integrity by eight U.S. senators through history. Nearly 60 years later, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Senate Republican leaders are starring in a sequel that could only be called Profiles in Cynicism.
When any group of people is targeted for oppression, it is ultimately everyone's concern. We all, therefore, have a self interest in actively working to dismantle all the many forms of oppression, including cissexism.