Modest Reforms of Senate Filibuster Rules Won’t Cause Political Backlash

By: Monday January 17, 2011 1:42 pm

I know this is often hard for professional politicians and political aides to comprehend, but regular Americans really don’t pay attention to abstract congressional maneuvers. If the Senate Democratic caucus thinks reforming Senate rules is a good thing that would eventually will lead to better policy outcomes, they should implement them. If they don’t think [...]

Why Should I Care? Leaders Lack Good Reasons to Vote For Democrats – or Against Republicans

By: Wednesday September 8, 2010 6:45 pm

There is great concern that the Republicans will take control of the House of Representatives and even possibly the Senate in the 2010 elections. While most prognosticators are predicting huge wins for the Republican Party, their current seat deficit is so great that if they do win back the majority in the House, it will [...]

First is First; Second is a Mandate?

By: Tuesday July 27, 2010 2:33 pm

Determining who wins and who loses in a democratic system should be easy. After the election, the party that won the most votes, ends up with the most seats and controls the government is clearly the winner. That’s the electorate’s choice. Yet somehow, the Washington Beltway media have created a fantasy world where merely winning [...]

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