It’s easy to sympathize with the liberal desire to bury the Senate filibuster forever. The 60-vote threshold for Senate legislation is a choke point in…View More How Joe Manchin Can Fix the Filibuster
FARMINGTON, W.Va. — Decades ago, John Manchin Jr., a civic leader in a small coal town in West Virginia, lent his support to a Democrat…View More What Drives Joe Manchin? Frustrated Democrats Can Look to West Virginia.
With the fate of the progressive agenda depending on the support of Senator Joe Manchin III, who said again on Sunday that he would not…View More How Joe Manchin Survives as a Democrat in West Virginia
At the beginning of the next Congress in 1979, Mr. Byrd and the minority leader, Howard Baker, created a bipartisan group that worked out a…View More How Joe Manchin Could Make the Senate Great Again
The difficulty of maintaining roads and bridges that wind through mountains, coupled with a declining lack of revenue in part from the state’s beleaguered coal…View More G.O.P. Senator Faces Fraught Path to Infrastructure Deal
Scoring a dose of the coronavirus vaccine in America, once the equivalent of a winning lottery ticket, has started to resemble something else: a clearance…View More Beer? Money? States and Cities Offer Incentives to Get Vaccinated.
WASHINGTON — If Democrats eliminate the filibuster, there is one senator who would have an outsized impact in the 50-50 chamber on issues that could…View More In Washington, Policy Revolves Around Joe Manchin. He Likes It That Way.
As Americans continue to weather the pandemic, the $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief and spending bill passed by the federal government in December brought an unexpected…View More Meet America’s 63rd National Park
The wisecrack about West Virginia is that it can now have whatever it wants: fancy new highways, a federal installation or two, maybe a few…View More West Virginia Has Everyone’s Attention. What Does It Really Need?
The odds that Democrats will succeed in passing a large economic rescue package received a boost this week from an unexpected source: Gov. Jim Justice…View More Jim Justice, a G.O.P. Governor, on Why Biden Needs to ‘Go Big’ on Covid Aid