Making filibustering senators talk all night gives the public an opportunity to rally, one way or the other. It also, frankly, puts on a show, which will engage the public, restoring interest in government. This is good and we should do it.
Next year the Republicans will have ironclad control of the House. It would be outrageous if Democrats allowed a minority of Republican Senators to use the current rules to limit what the Democratic majority can do in the Senate.
The issuance of a temporary injunction barring the NIH from funding human embryonic stem cell research should hardly have come as a surprise. Many of the same plaintiffs and much of the same legal team filed a similar lawsuit a decade earlier.
The only "student learning outcomes" these for-profit corporations posing as colleges recognize are those that fill their own pockets with tax dollars that are supposed to be going to deserving students who just want an education.
Those of us who believe in preventive health care, integrated health care, functional medicine, and complementary and alternative medicine have special reasons to celebrate the health care reform bill.
In the 1950s, an average of one bill was filibustered in each two-year Congress. In the last Congress, 139 bills were filibustered. The GOP's abuse of it is unprecedented, routine, and increasingly reckless.