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Can We Just Get Rid of the Filibuster Already?

A once-useful legislative trick has become a tool used to erode democracy

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell loves the filibuster.

Through a series of historical accidents, he’s been handed a tool that allows him to stop the Senate in its tracks — and he doesn’t even have to take to the Senate floor to do…




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David M. Perry

David M. Perry

Just your average progressive political journalist, medieval historian, and Irish rock musician. Yes, I really do have a PhD in medieval history

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