Mitch McConnell

Kenny Stancil, staff writer
Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) said Friday that failing to expand the U.S. Supreme Court "would leave the future of our nation, our planet, and our fundamental civil rights at the whim of a far-right supermajority that is hostile to democracy itself." (Photo: Ting Shen/Xinhua via Getty Images)
"To restore our democracy, we must expand the Supreme Court," said Rep. Mondaire Jones.
Jake Johnson, staff writer
"I have a feeling he thinks advocating for fair access to the ballot box is the...
Jake Johnson, staff writer
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) speaks to the media after the Republican leaders' weekly lunch at the U.S. Capitol on March 23, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
The Kentucky Republican vowed to fight the president's proposal "every step of...


Arguing "a nation is both its credits and its debts - if Thomas Jefferson matters, so does Sally Hemings," writer Ta-Nehisi Coates offered searing testimony at the House hearing on possible reparations to black Americans long and still confronted by state-sanctioned violence for simply trying to be equal citizens of this country. Until we reckon with a past that's of a racist piece - slavery, Jim Crow, incarceration, poverty, violence - he says, "America will never be whole."