The Liberal Fear of Obama's Executive Action Is Irrational
August 12, 2014
We're getting ourselves all worked up over a bunch of hypotheticals.
Republicans Have a Choice: Their Donors, Their Right-Wingers, or a Government Shutdown
June 27, 2014
There's almost no chance anyone will shut down government over the Export-Import bank, but if it happens, it will be John Boehner who does it.
Thanks Supreme Court: If Dems lose the Senate in November, Obama will have a hard time confirming anyone.
The Filibuster Does Not Protect Minority Interests
January 14, 2014
The filibuster is worse than you thought.
Republicans are so outraged by the Democrats' use of the "nuclear option," they're threatening to nuke back.
After today’s Senate vote to eliminate the use of the filibuster for presidential nominees (except for the Supreme Court), Mitch McConnell vowed revenge. Evoking the tragicomic specter of unified Republican control over government, the minority leade
Stop mourning bipartisan comity, sanctimonious Beltway scolds! It died a long time before the filibuster did.
Harry Reid Should Kill the Filibuster, for Real This Time
August 06, 2013
Up until three weeks ago, Senate Republicans had gone out of their way to block Obama’s highest-profile executive-branch nominees, typically for no other reason than that the president had selected them.
Kentucky Might Finally Turn on Mitch McConnell
July 22, 2013
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has been having a rough couple of weeks—ever since an emboldened Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, declared in mid-July that he was willing to use the nuclear option to stop Republican filibusters of execu
The Winners—and One Big Loser—of the Filibuster Fight
July 16, 2013
As you’ve heard or read by now, perhaps from my colleague Alec MacGillis, the big standoff over presidential nominations and the filibuster is over.