Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his caucus have kept their word. Normally that is an admirable statement, but not this time. Shortly after the February passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, McConnell pledged that the Senate would not even consider a replacement nominee put forward by President Barack Obama.  Any nominee.  McConnell made the argument that the next president should fill the vacancy, even though the next president would not be inaugurated for nearly a year.  Again, he has kept his word. President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland in March any way.  Garland's nomination has become the longest nomination to not receive ...

Imagine channel surfing late at night and you accidentally stop on an old black and white TV show. The story is about a woman who has just relocated to southern Indiana in the recent past. She is a Republican, but preparing to vote in Indiana for the first time. She is entering another dimension.  It is the year 2016. In reality, in Indiana's 9th Congressional District, Shelli Yoder (D) is her only choice. It's great news for Democrats that in this race, Yoder is unquestionably qualified and capable. Her priorities for the district match the people's who live there.  She wants ...