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  •  Want to go deep on the filibuster? (4+ / 0-)

    I'm taking you through it, one step at a time, on Daily Kos Radio's Kagro in the Morning show.

    The history of filibuster reform. Why the "talking filibuster" disappeared. How the burden of the filibuster accidentally ended up on the majority instead of the minority. The origins of the apparent conflict between the Constitutional prerogative for Congress to adopt its own rules and what those rules currently say. And why this special opportunity presented by the beginning of a new Congress exists in the first place.

    Not only that, but I'll be explaining why the conventional wisdom on the "constitutional option" is that it's "never been used before," despite the fact that it has.

    Want to give it a listen? Here's the 11/14/12 broadcast:

    And today's 11/15 broadcast:

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