The immediate politicization of Mr. Scalia’s death, particularly by the Republicans, just seems a bit tacky, disrespectful, and opportunistic.
The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia adds to the political turmoil of the US. Is this a fitting irony, or is there a way forward? John Holland examines the implications.
The conservative firebrand from Texas isn’t going to be president anytime soon.
Structural factors, not a lack of “new blood”, is what’s driving American politics right now.
Washington gridlock can be annoying, but that doesn’t mean bipartisan consensus produced outcomes that are necessarily more popular.
Yes the incoming Senate Majority Leader is a successful politician, but he’s hardly some political superman.
Getting anything done in Washington seems impossible. Up to us to demand work and results from our representatives, which will only get done with cooperation.
Many Americans voted to give control of both house of congress to the Republican party. Time will tell if this was a wise choice on their part.
Politicians win elections, they don’t win mandates.
There will be big changes on Capitol Hill following the Republicans electoral wins.
The Republicans could take unified control of Congress in next week’s elections, but don’t expect a whole lot to change.
The federal minimum wage has not been adjusted since 2009 and does not provide a living wage for full time work. Time to fix it?