The New York Times went long on the current Republican-generated congressional stalemate regarding the next relief bill aimed at mitigating the combined effects of the pandemic and the spiraling national economy. The general tone of the piece is that Speaker Nancy Pelosi is taking no mess in her negotiations with the other side, which is true enough, I guess, but hardly a surprise. A House relief bill has been idling in the Senate for months because Mitch McConnell’s majority in that chamber is so riven with disagreement as to be effectively useless.

Read the rest of Charlie Pierce’s piece at Esquire