Outliers who get elected are also usually the most electorally vulnerable in that they invariably represent states and Congressional districts inhospitable to their party's ideology. The Republican Party, once the liberal party is now the conservative Party.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid appears to be working on filibuster reform designed to end the invisible filibuster and to make senators once again speak. This is nothing less than a restoration of the filibuster to its rightful place in the Senate.
Since the news yesterday was a bit depressing for progressives, I thought it was time to mark an important upcoming centennial: on the first of September in 1911, the first constitutional workers' compensation law took full effect in Wisconsin.