Friday, January 22, 2010

Fixing the Filibuster

I've spent a lot of time defending the filibuster in the past. I still think it has the potential to be a useful tool if it's used properly. The problem, of course, as we've witnessed since the GOP became the minority party, is its potential to be abused and used to grind the business of the government to a total halt is too easily exploited. This new proposal by Harkin to modify the filibuster rules seems like a good start toward bringing it back to its original purpose and restoring some functionality into our non-functional Senate.

It's certainly worth a try and I'll be supporting it fully if it goes anywhere. Keep your fingers crossed...

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