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Browsing the "filibuster" Tag


When our children and grandchildren look back at history, they may remember November 21, 2013 as the day the United States Senate started working again. Probably not, because with any luck our children and grandchildren will be well-adjusted people with [...]

November 21, 2013 Soapbox Blog
It's a metaphor.


Sometimes I hate it when my predictions come true. This is partly because my predictions tend to be cynical and so when I’m right, bad things happen to the country. But it’s also because a surprising number of my predictions [...]

November 2, 2013 Soapbox Blog

Functionally Insane

51.1% of Americans voted to reelect Barack Obama, and he carried 26 states. 90% of Americans support universal background checks for gun sales, and it was voted for by 54 senators — so, roughly, 27 states. Barack Obama is the [...]

April 17, 2013 Soapbox Blog
Capitol Building

Six Questions for Rajiv Tarigopula

Rajiv Tarigopula, of Harvard Political Review, would not like to get rid of the filibuster. As you may know, I would. I would also like to get rid of the Senate, but that’s another matter. I have some questions for [...]

January 12, 2011 Soapbox Blog