Thursday, November 21, 2013

Ezra Klein on Today's Partial Demolition of the Senate Filibuster

Here in the New York Times. The take-home point:
Today, the political system changed its rules to work more smoothly in an age of sharply polarized parties. If American politics is to avoid collapsing into complete dysfunction in the years to come, more changes like this one will likely be needed.
And here's a neat graph from the piece showing how abuse of the filibuster is a relatively recent phenomenon:

killing filibuster

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