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Nihilist in Chief | The New Republic

In the midst of this January’s historic, senselessly protracted government shutdown, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided it was time to put forward his vision of how government should properly function. So he took to the Washington Post op-ed section to deride a modest set of Democratic proposals to institute election and voting rights …

A Blue Wave Could Expose Trump to a 2020 Challenge

Trump stands athwart the GOP like a colossus right now. But like him, his party doesn’t like losers. A Democratic-wave election this November would create a narrow chance for political ramifications beyond the confiscation of Paul Ryan’s gavel. Former GOP strategic wizard and #NeverTrump ultra Mike Murphy suggested it at Politico in a piece entitled “How …

Washington’s high-court fights date to Washington himself

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wondering when Supreme Court nominations became so politically contentious? Only about 222 years ago — when the Senate voted down George Washington’s choice for chief justice. This year’s brouhaha sees Senate Democrats and Republicans bracing for a showdown over President Donald Trump’s nominee, Neil Gorsuch. It’s the …