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Minority Rule

The Aftermath: A Problematic 'Victory'

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.22.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Previously published on BillMoyers.com Thanks to an eleventh-hour settlement the US has supposedly escaped fiscal doomsday, but historian Bernard Wei...

Rig the Vote

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Rig the Vote is the evil opposite of Rock the Vote. Rock is the campaign by a nonprofit to increase political engagement and register young people. Rig is the campaign by the GOP to suppress political engagement and subvert balloting.

An Open Letter to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein About Her Position on the Filibuster

Steven Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Hill

The Senate has become a sclerotic, unrepresentative, elite club, like Britain's House of Lords, that is severely retarding the ability of our country to move forward. It is hardly the "world's greatest deliberative body."

The Era of Minority Rule

Eli Merchant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eli Merchant

The filibuster as it is presently practiced in the Senate requires a super majority to do anything, and thus replaces majority rule with minority rule -- a negation of democracy's core principle.