Jonathan Last: “And as we pass this horrific milestone, the Republican party—the party which made 1 million deaths possible—is ascendant. Republicans will almost certainly retake control of the House and probably the Senate six months from now. Donald Trump is the odds-on favorite to be elected president again in 2024.”
“And the million death mark is, at most, a secondary news story. It will have no bearing on the future of our politics.”
“Today, think about the dead. Think about the people responsible for their deaths. And think about what sort of future a democracy can have when the political system is designed to soften accountability in one direction and heighten it in the other.”
Washington Post: Voters increasingly credit Democrats for pandemic turnaround.