Sarah Binder, senior fellow in Governance Studies, explains why Senate Republicans chose the “nuclear option,” ending the ability to filibuster Supreme Court nominations, and what this means for partisan relations in the coming years.
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Today’s sanctions were predictable after the Mueller indictment, which identified specific Russians involved with the troll factory...However, these individuals are small fish. Yevgeny Prigozhin, the so-called ‘Putin’s chef’ in charge of the Internet Research Agency, was already on the U.S. sanctions list for his activities in Ukraine. The administration deserves credit for following through on their promise to impose new sanctions, but much more still needs to be done to realistically deter Russia.