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Democratic Filibuster

A Critique of the Senate Filibuster

Roy Ulrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roy Ulrich

Famously, the U.S. Senate is called the more deliberative of the two national legislative bodies. But the filibuster as practiced today is not about deliberation. Deliberation is a good thing. Instead, the modern silent filibuster fosters legislative paralysis.

Harry Reid Promises Republicans He'll Never Call Their Bluff

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

After watching this absurdity playing out in the stimulus debate, people are calling on Sen. Reid to make the Republicans follow through and actually filibuster legislation and show this spectacle to the public.

Ryan Grim

The Myth Of The Filibuster: Dems Can't Make Republicans Talk All Night | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hoping for a C-SPAN spectacle of GOP obstruction, some impatient Democrats are urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to call Republicans on ...