Nuclear Option

Killing the "Nuclear Option" Will Not Save the Senate. It Will Ruin Obama's Final Two Years.
September 29, 2014

Don't trust Republicans who want to restore the 60-vote filibuster.

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.

Harry Reid Might Have Saved Obamacare by Going Nuclear
The ACA subsidies decision likely will be overturned by the full appeals court
July 22, 2014

When the Senate "went nuclear," he may not have known that it could save Obamacare.

Democrats Will Pay for Nuking the Filibuster. But They Would Have Paid, Anyway.
November 22, 2013

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

Nuking the Filibuster Is Great. Sanctimonious Beltway Types Just Won't Admit It.
November 21, 2013

Stop mourning bipartisan comity, sanctimonious Beltway scolds! It died a long time before the filibuster did.

Lamar Alexander's Agenda for a Filibuster-Free Senate
July 15, 2013

Is Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander such a proud upholder of Senate tradition that he can’t bear to give ground on the filibuster? Is he simply spoiling for a fight?

Why a Filibuster Rule Change Won't Turn the Senate Into the House
July 12, 2013

Harry Reid’s threat to change filibuster rules so executive nominees will only require 51 votes for approval has touched off dire warnings that doing so would put the Senate on a slippery slope to becoming more like the House.