Democrats' Armageddon option

Obama previewed the progressive wish list at Rep. Lewis’ funeral, including provisions of what Democrats are calling the John Lewis Voting Rights Act: automatic voter registration, “including former inmates who’ve earned their second chance,” and making Election Day a national holiday.

Democratic primary candidate Andrew Yang proposed a constitutional amendment limiting justices to 18-year terms — an idea that resurfaced on MSNBC yesterday.

The other side … Josh Holmes, a former McConnell chief of staff who is president of the public-affairs firm Cavalry, told me:

“Why would a Republican be the least bit concerned with the threat of something they’ve already said they’re going to do? … They shot the hostage before the standoff.”