Eliminating the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees was the natural culmination of a tit-for-tat escalation by both parties. The brinksmanship is all symptomatic of a much larger problem.
Our discourse is full of rhetorical terms used to frighten or cajole the public in a given direction. But these words don’t mean what you think they mean.
They should follow the precedent Harry Reid set in 2013, and confirm Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with 51 votes instead of 60.
Senate Republicans can confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominees without using the filibuster-killing nuclear option. Here’s how.
Struggling to accept the consequences of electoral defeat, progressive activists are now desperately clinging to a wild conspiracy theory about how they can retain control of the Supreme Court.
As much as some of us believe that the filibuster is an important tool in a healthy Republic, there shouldn’t be any unilateral disarmament in politics.
The 2005 Senate battle over the so-called nuclear option is a textbook example of how a minority party can extract major concessions from the party in power.
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