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What the Supreme Court Fight Means for the Senate Majority

The struggle over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement on the Supreme Court could help propel Democrats to the brink of a Senate majority in November’s election. But whether it lifts them over that threshold could turn on the terms of the confirmation fight. Given the nature…

Can Democrats Stop the Nomination?

Anyone confidently predicting one way or another whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can seat a new justice on the Supreme Court is blustering. Here is the only thing that’s certain: The coming fight will not be resolved by principle—no matter how senators talk or…

Senate Republicans’ Last Chance to Stand Up to Trump

Nearly every reporter in Washington has experienced it: A Republican member of Congress says, “Off the record,” shifts into a quieter voice, and expresses how much he or she doesn’t like President Donald Trump. Soon after, you watch this same elected official speak up in…

Four Reasons to Doubt Mitch McConnell’s Power

To use power, you must have it. On the night of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that a Trump nominee to replace Ginsburg would receive a vote on the floor of the Senate. That announcement promised a use of…

What Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death Means for America

A furious battle over a Supreme Court vacancy is arguably the last thing the United States needed right now. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg today represents a devastating loss for feminists who held up the 87-year-old as an icon of women’s rights, and…

Colorado Seeks to Block USPS Voting Mailer It Says Is Misleading State’s Voters

WASHINGTON—Colorado on Saturday sued the U.S. Postal Service and its postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, seeking to prevent the mailing of official notices to all Colorado residents that the state says contains false and misleading statements to Colorado voters about what they need to do to…

Militia Member Arrested for Allegedly Menacing with Gun During Riot

A member of the Redneck Revolt militia was arrested on Friday for allegedly pointing a rifle at an occupied vehicle during a riot in Colorado last month. Sherrie Smith, 36, of Fountain, Colo., was taken into custody on multiple charges, including felony menacing, felony riot,…

Photos of the Week: Chief Mouser, Drone Star, Ice Swimmer

Roller skating in New York City, windstorm damage in Utah, wildfire damage in Oregon, a massive canvas painting in Dubai, protests in Colombia and Chile, beach-goers in Rio de Janeiro, a fire in a Greek refugee camp, prison conditions in El Salvador, arrivals at the…

Father and Mother of Five Allegedly Killed Over Fake Car Sale: Police

An 18-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a Colorado couple who were going to purchase a car online, said officials. Joseph Roland, 39, and his wife Jossline Roland, 40, were shot near an apartment complex in Aurora, officials said. They were attempting…

Mask Up and Shut Up

COVID-19 researchers have rightly extolled the virtues of masks, hailed the necessity of ventilation, and praised the salutary nature of outdoor activities. But another behavioral tactic hasn’t received enough attention, in part because it makes itself known by its absence. That tactic is silence. Yes,…

Photos of the Week: Buffalo Dip, Giraffe Calf, Winter Wallaby

A socially-distanced Santa School in London, gold panning in France, heavy metal music in China, gondoliers in Mexico, Hurricane Laura damage in Louisiana, protests in Kenosha, Red Rocks yoga in Colorado, an acrobatic fairy tale in Prague, Senegal’s first female professional surfer, and much more.…

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