Kara Voght at Mother Jones writes—The House Had Its First Gun Hearing in Years. The Parents of Parkland Victims Refused to Let the GOP Lie:
On Wednesday, the House held its first hearing on gun violence since 2011. The flurry of mass shootings and federal inaction on the issue in the interceding years had created pent-up frustration, which erupted into full view Wednesday from Democrats and a packed room of gun violence victims and activists—especially when Republicans and GOP witnesses pushed...
In The Washington Post, book critic Carlos Lozada reviews an assortment of impeachment-centered books and asks the question: "[C]ould the American public, already so divided and cynical, regard whatever outcome emerges from that process as nonpartisan and fair?"
When scholars argue that the removal of a president must be bipartisan, they are expressing less an opinion than a historical fact. Nixon still enjoyed the support of roughly a quarter of American voters when he resigned, and he could...
Here are a few excerpts from the latest Harper’s Index:
Number of congressional districts that border Mexico: 9
Number that are represented by a Republican: 1
Votes by which that district’s congressman won reelection in November: 926
Ratio of the number of Democratic House seats held by women in 1989 to the number held today: 16:89
Of the number of Republican House seats: 1:1
Percentage of Americans who did not vote in the midterm elections who say they wish they had: 61