News Roundup: The Senate remains paralyzed; Trump returns to stoke new hoaxes and delusions

Great statesmen rise to meet the crises of their era. Cowards brag that their inaction was more courageous still.

In the news today: Joe Manchin, still. As Republicans nationwide continue to tighten voting restrictions and grant themselves new powers to reject vote totals, the Senate remains seemingly incapable of mounting a response—any response. Pants or no pants, new Donald Trump appearances seem to support the fears of his closest (anonymous) supporters: The man is both in the throes of delusion and a singular threat to this nation’s democracy.

Here’s some of what you may have missed: