For one day every two years, the Senate can change its rules. Tomorrow is that day and Tom Udall (D-NM) is planning to reform the filibuster. The filibuster is a grotesque perversion of the original once-in-a-while tactic against a majority action. In other words, so movements don’t . . . er, pass. Now the Republicans have seized on it as a way to block legislation. This is a big reason so much has been broken, blocked and crippled in Washington. Here’s Ezra Klein’s graph:
Some simple reforms, possible only tomorrow, will change this rule and make it harder to block the bills that have needed passage. What a totally cool idea this is. Udall explains in this video.
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