Posts Tagged: Filibuster

What’s a Filibuster?

There is no such thing as a “filibuster-proof majority” In his State of the Union address to Congress last week, President Barack Obama asked the U.S. Senate to amend or abolish its filibuster rules to break the Congressional gridlock. Don’t hold your breath. Neither party wants to change those rules because they always benefit the… Read more »

Busting the Filibuster

A growing public anti-incumbent sentiment (according to most national polls), towards the current Administration, may be symptomatic of the effectiveness the opposition is having in using filibusters to effectively paralyze the Senate; derail Democratic initiatives, including healthcare reform, financial regulation, and the confirmation of Administration’s political nominees. Attorney and writer Thomas Geoghegan provides an insightful… Read more »