Mitch McConnell

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) speaks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on September 21, 2020. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is planning to hold a vote to fill U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat, with President Donald Trump expected to unveil his nominee as early as Friday or Saturday. (Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)
"Fury—our political system needs your fury right now," said Indivisible co-founder Ezra Levin of the senator's announcement.
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
A group of protesters rallied in front of Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) home on September 19, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo: Jon Cherry/Getty Images)
"To pretend that norms will constrain Trump or McConnell would be folly, yes...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
People place flowers outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in Washington, D.C, on September 19, 2020. Ginsburg died September 18, opening a crucial vacancy on the high court, setting off a pitched political battle at the peak of the presidential campaign. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images)
"The fate of our rights, our freedoms, our healthcare, our bodies, our lives,...


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."