The Republican Party consists of two interlocking factions at this point. The first is those aping Trump and moving toward fascism at a record pace. The second is Mitch McConnell.
I was on the treasure that is the Rick Smith Show, the talk radio show for the labor movement, the other day, speaking on the return of Lochner through McConnell's.
Michael Hiltzik had a really good piece the other day on Mitch McConnell attempting to bust public sector unions by not bailing out the states and wanting them to create.
For Mitch McConnell, COVID-19 is an opportunity to destroy any positive services that states and cities provide. It's also an opportunity to destroy public sector unions. He has the perfect.
Nothing to even say here. Our Democratic colleagues cry wolf whenever a Republican president nominates anyone to the Supreme Court. No matter their qualifications. No matter their record. No matter.
You almost have to give McConnell credit for being arguably the single most cynical politician in American history. He makes Gingrich look like a piker. In recent decades, I suppose.
In 2009, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner decided their strategy to deal with Obama and the Democrats would be uncompromising obstructionism. This was a nearly unprecedented.
Thirty years ago, environmentalism was a strong enough political force that Mitch McConnell had to pretend to care about coal's impact upon the planet. Times have really changed.