An image of Kevin McCarthy and Donald Trump at Mar-A-Lago.
Politics

What We Miss About Kevin McCarthy at Mar-a-Lago

Last week Kevin McCarthy—doing his best impersonation of a snake—slithered back to Donald Trump at his golf resort in Palm Beach with his hands extended. Instead of sticking to or even building off his floor speech indicating Trump was at least partly to blame for the storming of the US Capitol on January 6th, Kevin […]

Politics

Democracy Was On The Ballot. Joe Biden Won. Did Democracy Win Too?

The people spoke: Joe Biden is President-Elect. We faced the most corrupt, unfit, demagogic and illiberal president of our lifetime—and won. People are dancing in the streets with catharsis and joy, and they should be. But one thing dismayed me after election week. We heard the refrain “democracy is on the ballot” all through the campaign. It […]