He can stop pretending that the tiebreak in a split Senate is a mandate for sweeping changes, and start acknowledging that he was elected to steady the ship—not rebuild it.
The Democrat from West Virginia really is a Democrat. But he’s one willing to stand athwart his party’s ambitions, yelling stop. And that gives a lot of cover to other Dems.
It felt like a stunning relief when Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted for a murder caught on camera. Real relief will come when justice doesn’t feel like a surprise.
If America were a group dinner, the uber wealthy would be the ones ordering several of the most expensive items on the menu and then skipping out without paying the tab.
He’s stopped talking about how we need to assimilate more and started objecting to portraying us as “perpetual foreigners,” but he’s kept using his identity as a political prop.
Commissioner Charles Rettig’s only response to a blockbuster report about how little the richest pay was to say he’d try to prosecute the leaker.
In both political and humanitarian terms, the immigration crisis was already a hot mess. Harris just made it hotter and messier.