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The Filibuster and the Tyranny of the Minority

The Senate is already un-democratic. The filibuster makes it more so.

In a different world, Congressional debate over the last month would have been focused on issues and on policymaking: arguments over things like whether Congress needs to pass new voting-rights legislation, and if so, whether it should look like HR1, the sweeping bill…



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James Surowiecki

I’m the author of The Wisdom of Crowds. I’ve been a business columnist for Slate and The New Yorker and written for a wide range of other publications.