Looking Ahead to the Elections

The Trump-enabling Republican-controlled senate, led by Mitch McConnell, has caused great harm to our country. To begin to repair the damage will require that Democrats win the presidency, keep control of the House, and gain control of the senate, where Democrats need to win a net minimum of three or four seats –– the more the better. The last of these tasks is the most challenging, but an analysis yesterday by Washington Post opinion writers suggests that chances of it happening, at least at the moment, are slightly better than even. It’s also lately been looking more likely that Trump will be defeated. To say we’re not out of the woods yet would be an extravagant understatement.