Senate Republicans will be pushing full force for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee at the start of hearings to confirm Amy Coney Barrett, while Democrats will try to make Republicans pay a political price for speeding toward her confirmation before Election Day and in the midst of a pandemic.Politics Dominates as Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation Hearings Begin in Senate – WSJ
I don’t have anything to say about Amy Coney, or about the confirmation hearing circus. I just wanted to say that I’ve officially hit my limit on the number of times I can see “in the midst of a pandemic” in a news article. I don’t want to even debate the semantics of what it might mean, even if it were being used in good faith, in this particular instance. It’s just a dash of despair and paranoia that journalists just sprinkle on everything now, so it has come to mean nothing any more.