Tag Archives: Senate Rules

Last Week Tonight: John Oliver- The Filibuster

Source:The New Democrat  “John Oliver explains why filibusters exist, why they shouldn’t, and why it’s stupid to drink coffee like a cat.” From Last Week Tonight I guess my question for John Oliver would be: does he want to end the … Continue reading

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The Ripon Society: The Ripon Forum- Gregory Koger: Preserve The Filibuster- Protect People From Political Parties

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Before I get into the Republican hypocrisy about the Senate filibuster which is as loud as Metallica heavy metal concert unclose with no earplugs and as obvious as the Grand … Continue reading

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Roll Call: David Hawkings – Whiteboard: What is a Filibuster?

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat David Hawkings is right about what an actual filibuster is. Its generally one Senator or a group of Senator’s who take to the Senate floor and talk forever basically, or … Continue reading

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Brookings Institution: Governance Studies- Molly Reynolds: Limitations of The Senate Filibuster

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Warning! This article is only for truly hard-core political and Congressional junkies and people who haven’t slept in days and need to fall asleep real quick. Great bedtime reading for … Continue reading

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The Federalist: Opinion- David Harsanyi- Republicans, Don’t Be Hypocrites On The Filibuster

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Senate Republicans, have all the motivation in the world to not only be in favor of the filibuster, but to want to keep it even though they’re current in the … Continue reading

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The New Republic: Opinion: Kevin Mahnken: President Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch and Need For Succession Reform

The New Republic: Opinion: Kevin Mahnken: President Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch and Need for Succession Reform Here’s a post that perhaps only political, Constitution and American history junkies would be interested. I just happen to be all three, so I’m … Continue reading

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The Fiscal Times: Opinion: Eric Pianin: Get Ready For One-Party Rule if GOP Wins The Senate

The Fiscal Times: Opinion: Eric Pianin: Get Ready For One-Party Rule If GOP Wins The Senate This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger I blogged last night that best ways to fix Washington as far as … Continue reading

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