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Filibuster system needs overhaul

 


With the new session of Congress about to begin, the U.S. Senate has an opportunity to reform its filibuster rule, an arcane parliamentary device which has paralyzed the proceedings of the entire legislative branch of our government and crippled our nation's ability to meaningfully address the issues of our time.

Anders Blewett

Long before cable television, 24-7 news cycles and Super PACs, the filibuster was created via gentleman's agreement and enshrined in the rules of the U.S. Senate. The filibuster allows the minority party in the Senate to require the majority party to cobble togethe...



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