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AJentleson

Adam Jentleson 🎈

Author of Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate @LiverightPub | Fmr. Deputy COS, Sen. Harry Reid | @DemocracyFWD | @fightmonopolies | Views mine | He/Him

Joined on 18 November, 2008

https://wwnorton.com/books/9781631497773

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Replying to @kristinapet: What could a Dem-controlled Senate look like? @AJentleson has some thoughts + some really fun Senate lore https://t.co/1MS…

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Replying to @Lawrence: Only @SpeakerPelosi can fix this HUGE mistake: Katie Porter is off the House Financial Services Committee. We’re all worse of…

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Quoted @Zachary

🚨🚨Biden will nominate FTC commissioner and @SenWarren ally Rohit Chopra to lead the CFPB, sources familiar say (w/@tylerpager, @KatyODonnell_ and @leah_nylen)

Replying to @ddayen: This is fantastic and Rohit is already a confirmed appointee, so he can immediately become acting director.
Big thanks to the S…

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Replying to @kristinapet: What will Schumer be like as majority leader? Harry Reid had to tell him to stop calling him after 9 pm + more fun stories…

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Quoted @BookTV

Adam Jentleson @AJentleson, who was deputy chief of staff for former Democratic Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), argues that the modernization of the Senate is damaging American democracy. He's interviewed by @WSJ congressional reporter Kristina Peterson @kristinapet, now on @BookTV.

What will Schumer be like as majority leader? Harry Reid had to tell him to stop calling him after 9 pm + more fun stories and lots on the filibuster from @AJentleson

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What could a Dem-controlled Senate look like? @AJentleson has some thoughts + some really fun Senate lore

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Replying to @JohnHendel: 🚨 Joe Biden is tapping FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra, an ally of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, to head his Consumer Financial Prot…

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Replying to @LeftyGeezer: @introvertgay @AJentleson I'm in chapter five, and loving it. From Washington to W there were 82 filibusters against pres…

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This is fantastic and Rohit is already a confirmed appointee, so he can immediately become acting director.
Big thanks to the Supreme Court for allowing Biden to fire Kathy Kraninger.

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Replying to @leedrutman: We need to keep saying this: Democracy reform has to be the top priority for 2021. An extremist ethno-nationalist minority…

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@introvertgay @AJentleson I'm in chapter five, and loving it. From Washington to W there were 82 filibusters against presidential nominees. In Obama's first term there were 86 filibusters against his nominees. It' long past time for a big change!

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🚨 Joe Biden is tapping FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra, an ally of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, to head his Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Breaking via @politico

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Replying to @CBPStrategies: This Sunday CBP supports @AAleworks, @servehzah and former US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s former COS, @AJentleso…

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This Sunday CBP supports @AAleworks, @servehzah and former US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s former COS, @AJentleson. #supportlocal #readlocal (kinda’) #drinklocal #nevada #craftbeer #readlocal

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Replying to @hmcghee: “...just quiet failure in an empty chamber. 55 senators supported the bill, 45 opposed it, and the bill was defeated. The 45 s…

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Replying to @zachdcarter: The @nprfreshair interview with @AJentleson is just outstanding

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Replying to @introvertgay: Started reading this book that just came out on the Senate and the filibuster, and the introduction alone is chicken soup…

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Replying to @PoliticsProse: Today, @AJentleson presents KILL SWITCH, a book about the need to reform the Senate’s practices, with political commenta…

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We need to keep saying this: Democracy reform has to be the top priority for 2021. An extremist ethno-nationalist minority has used our political system to achieve disproportionate influence, powered by zero-sum demonization. This should never happen again.

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Quoted @achergosky

@AJentleson will there be an audiobook of Kill Switch?

Yes! Audiobook is coming soon. Thanks for asking.

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Replying to @CMSeeberger: Been looking forward to this. Congrats @AJentleson. 🍾

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Replying to @BenjySarlin: You know what’s good? @AJentleson’s book. Perfect timing for a full history of the filibuster just as D’s unexpectedly tak…

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Been looking forward to this. Congrats @AJentleson. 🍾

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You know what’s good? @AJentleson’s book. Perfect timing for a full history of the filibuster just as D’s unexpectedly take the Senate. Eager to see how people engage with it on all sides of the debate.

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Only @SpeakerPelosi can fix this HUGE mistake: Katie Porter is off the House Financial Services Committee. We’re all worse off for it.

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“...just quiet failure in an empty chamber. 55 senators supported the bill, 45 opposed it, and the bill was defeated. The 45 senators who defeated the bill represented just 38 percent of the American people.” @AJentleson on post-Sandy Hook gun control.

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The @nprfreshair interview with @AJentleson is just outstanding

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Replying to @leedrutman: Division is essential to electoral democracy.
Competitive elections depend on parties being different from each other.
Bu…

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Replying to @leedrutman: The goal of democracy is not unity.
The goal of democracy is productive disagreement and conflict management through legit…

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Replying to @therecount: Adam Jentleson knows all too well how Mitch McConnell can obstruct a new president’s agenda.

@AJentleson joins @jheil on t…

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Adam Jentleson knows all too well how Mitch McConnell can obstruct a new president’s agenda.

@AJentleson joins @jheil on this @SHO_TheCircus extra to dissect what a 50-50 Senate means for Joe Biden. (Dems, you’re gonna want to watch this.)

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The goal of democracy is not unity.
The goal of democracy is productive disagreement and conflict management through legitimate elections and representative government.

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Division is essential to electoral democracy.
Competitive elections depend on parties being different from each other.
But when the divide is a binary split over the basic foundations of national identity and electoral fairness, we have a problem.

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Started reading this book that just came out on the Senate and the filibuster, and the introduction alone is chicken soup for my frustrated progressive soul. It’s been hard watching the Senate kill so much ever since McConnell said making Obama a one-term President was important.

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Today, @AJentleson presents KILL SWITCH, a book about the need to reform the Senate’s practices, with political commentator and strategist @hmcghee

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Book’s done. White supremacists forged the filibuster, turned it into a supermajority threshold and convinced America the Senate was meant to be this way. Now a minority of white conservatives uses it to impose their will on America. Pre-order if you like:

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