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Filibuster news and analysis from The Nation
January 21, 2022
Democrats Failed Forward on Voting Rights
Biden forced the Republicans, and two Democrats, to go on record saying voting rights don’t matter—or at least, not more than preserving the filibuster.
January 10, 2022
Attention, Democrats: The Constitution Trumps the Filibuster
In the case of voting rights legislation, the filibuster is not applicable, or even relevant.
November 12, 2021
The Mess Democrats Are In
If they fail to get their act together, they will suffer a defeat in the midterms that increases the likelihood of Donald Trump’s return to the White House.
October 5, 2021
Somebody Should Probably Do Something
But why break tradition, you know?
September 28, 2021
Will Corporate Democrats Derail Biden’s Agenda?
This week, Americans may get a sobering insight into how corrupted our politics have become.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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September 8, 2021
What Do You Think This Is, Earth Prime?
That’s the one where all the problems keep
September 2, 2021
A Federal Job Guarantee: The Unfinished Business of the Civil Rights Movement
The 1963 March on Washington put a government guarantee to a job at the front of the civil rights agenda. It’s long past time to complete the work.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley
August 12, 2021
What’s Good and What’s Dangerous in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
Progressives need to hold strong for the reconciliation bill, but all Democrats should remember: There is no infrastructure as important as the foundation of democracy, which is voting rights.
August 11, 2021
Thwarting the Republican Backlash Against Democracy
If the filibuster remains in place, the right to vote will be under serious threat, undermining democracy in the process.
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
August 10, 2021
“Democrats Need to Vote Like Democrats”
Democratic Senate candidates are demanding that their party’s caucus stop compromising on filibuster reform, infrastructure, voting rights, and budgets.