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…
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
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.
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.
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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