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  •  Or at least tame it (1+ / 0-)
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    The filibuster has a certain amount of logic to it. But t should be something that takes sweat and toil and risk to perform. Look at how much effort it has taken to finish the improvised "filibuster" the Fab 14 started in Wisconsin. That might be an extreme example of toil and sweat, but it definitely was not something attempted lightly.

    Today, one pompous Senator can blurt out "filibuster!" and all work grinds to a halt. I might over-simplify a tad. But not all that much.

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