McConnell’s wise choice to not not play Grinch on criminal justice reform

Passing the compromise bill now is vital: It may be impossible next year, with Congress even more polarized between a more-Republican Senate and newly Democratic House.

In announcing the good news, McConnell warned that it would likely oblige senators to work through the holidays.

That inconvenience for a few will do good for many: As John Koufos noted in Monday’s Post, this is an “opportunity to help willing inmates walk the road to redemption.”

Or, as Trump put it, the drive to pass First Step “brings much needed hope to many families during the Holiday Season.”