The Senate: Still Great at Deliberating, but Less So at Legislating
Today’s Senate, devoted almost only to confirming the president’s nominations, is hardly a hotbed of legislative activity. Members of both parties would like that to change.
Polarizing congressional politics have severely diminished the legislative pace in the Senate, which has become an institution recognized more for no votes being taken rather than for people voting no.
The problem with this piece is that everyone in it pretends like McConnell is the only person who can fix the Senate. Any senator can change how the Senate operates for any reason. All he or she has to do is try.
2/ judiciary. “These conservative judicial appointments will impact our nation for years to come,” said Lindsey Graham, who leads the Judiciary Committee and has been speeding through Trump nominees as if running an assembly line.'