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Talk, Talk, Talk: Why the filibuster will soon end

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2010 at 7:42 am

For obvious reasons, there has been a lot of recent debate about whether we should end the tradition of unlimited debate in the Senate. One nice op-ed article can be found here. It is well known that the Senate often stalls legislation, acting as a check on what the more volatile house does. There are many reasons that the Senate acts as the saucer for the tea cup mass opinion that the house represents (Funny to think about the tea thing again. As it turns out, I think that the founding fathers drank tea differently in those days because Washington suggested to Jefferson that you pour your tea into the saucer to cool it. This reminds me of the new wine in old bottles line that often gets reversed today).  Read the rest of this entry »