DEMOCRACY IN ACTION
’A FULL AIRING’
Pump The Brakes
An attempt to buy off a key vote would have been a remarkable reversal for Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the bill’s authors.
John McCain, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski did exactly what the Founders thought United States senators should do. Mitch McConnell and 48 other Republicans, not so much.
Choose Your Own Adventure!
The GOP won the right to debate their health-care bill on Tuesday. Now they need to figure out what will actually pass.
Lisa Murkowski’s write-in victory proves it: If a party’s tiny primary electorate backs a wingnut, good candidates should keep going, and trust the will of the voters.
The big upset of the night could be the Sarah Palin-endorsed candidate unseating Lisa Murkowski in Alaska. Shushannah Walshe talks to the losing candidate about Palin's personal attacks on her family and her disturbing Facebook post.