Analysis & Comment

Opinion | The Ginsburg-Scalia Act Was Not a Farce

For the second time in five years, a sitting Supreme Court justice has died, and for the second time in five years, Senator Mitch McConnell has befouled the process to replace that justice with his signature blend of fresh greed and rancid partisanship. A Ruth-less court, answered with ruthlessness. As many have endlessly — almost […]

Analysis & Comment

Opinion | Democrats Need a Plan. Fast.

The temperature plummeted Friday night in Washington, along with the mood of many Democrats, as they heard that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had passed away. In the fight to fill her seat, the stakes are enormous and Democrats need a plan — fast. Their options in the weeks ahead are limited, but Republicans face a […]

Analysis & Comment

Opinion | Nancy Pelosi: ‘If The Election Were Held Today, We Would Win It All’

Series Premiere of ‘Sway’Listen and subscribeApple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In the inaugural episode of Kara Swisher’s new podcast, “Sway,” she interviews House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. When it comes to presidential succession, Ms. Pelosi is second in line. And when it comes to taking on President Trump, she’s usually first. “The power of the […]

Politics

Democrats See a Glimmer of Hope Over Supreme Court Fight in Arizona’s Senate Race

TUCSON, Ariz. — Democrats have almost no power to stop a pre-election vote on President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, but they see a glimmer of hope in a bank-shot scenario if they capture a Senate seat in Arizona in the November election. If Mark Kelly, the Democratic […]

Politics

Health Official Tries to Reassure Public That Science Will Set Vaccine Approval

Dr. Francis S. Collins, the National Institutes of Health director, who testified before senators along with Surgeon General Jerome Adams, said a vaccine wouldn’t be made available unless it was safe. By Sheryl Gay Stolberg WASHINGTON — Dr. Francis S. Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, took issue on Wednesday with President […]