Entries in MassPoliticsProfs by Peter Ubertaccio
The Senate’s continued failure to do its job and hold a hearing on the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court now goes into its third week. Its recalcitrance fits the tenor of the Age of Trump: someone else started it.
I never took Mitch McConnell for a progressive. But his call to “let the American people” decide the next Justice of the Supreme Court brings to mind one of the most radical proposals of the early progressive movement.
With the prospects of Donald Trump winning the Massachusetts GOP primary tomorrow, it is hard to imagine a worse time to try and bring some common sense to the Republican State Committee.
Few things about Donald Trump surprise me anymore. But I must admit to being caught off guard when I read that the blame for his continued political buoyancy should be laid squarely at the foot of the incumbent President.