Latest from Sarah Binder

Mitch McConnell is wrong. Here’s the filibuster’s ‘racial history.’

From defending slavery to protecting segregation, the filibuster has been heavily used to block civil rights.
  • Mar 24, 2021

Democrats moved Biden’s pandemic relief bill quickly. Their work will get a lot harder from here.

Here are 4 takeaways from Democrats' response to the pandemic.
  • Mar 9, 2021

McConnell and Schumer ended their standoff over the new Senate. Who won and what happened?

And why were they talking about the filibuster at all?
  • Jan 26, 2021

A violent mob overran Congress. 3 takeaways for the weeks ahead.

Did American electoral institutions survive the stress test?
  • Jan 11, 2021

What to expect when Congress counts the electoral college votes on Wednesday

Yes, there might be procedural skirmishing. But old rules are hard to break.
  • Jan 4, 2021

Why Congress finally passed a coronavirus relief bill

The election scrambled the players and their priorities.
  • Dec 22, 2020

Why so many House Republicans co-signed Texas’s lawsuit to overturn the election

For some, that meant trying to overturn thousands of their own constituents' votes.
  • Dec 15, 2020

Barrett is the first Supreme Court justice confirmed without opposition support since 1869

Will Democrats retaliate if they take the Senate?
  • Oct 27, 2020