Tag: U.S. Senate

Why the Dems Cannot Win

The Democrats and their two independent allies, Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, currently hold 48 out of the 52 seats in the U.S. Senate. It should be relatively easy, considering President Trump’s weakness, to net three…

The Democrats Can’t Sit Still and Win

By constitutional design, only a third of the Senate is up for reelection at any given time. This is supposed to stiffen the body’s ability to rebuff populist passions that will inevitably arise from time to time and manifest in…

Will Dems Throw a Real Fit This Week?

This week, we’ll begin the contentious process of holding hearings on President-Elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees. This would be an unusually charged political environment based on the identities of Trump’s picks alone, but it will be even more so because…