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Could the Senate start getting things done, if only legislators didn't have to face filibuster threats? This week on The Breakdown: the history of the filibuster, and how to get rid of it.
Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel proposes rocker John
Mellencamp as a successor to Evan Bayh and considers the likelihood of a Republican majority.
What the wake-up call is really telling us.
Martha Coakley's loss in Massachusetts put on display the monumental miscalculations by which Obama has governed.
Despite the Senate compromises, there's still a lot to like in the healthcare reform bill. But will it survive reconciliation?
Filibustering healthcare reform? This is not what democracy looks like.
The filibuster has become a cancer growing inside the world's greatest deliberative body.
It's time to abolish this undemocratic holdover from the days of slavery and segregation.
Nation contributing writer Bob Moser discusses the new 60-vote Democratic majority featuring Minnesota's finally seated Al Franken.