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Filibuster news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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June 24, 2021
It’s Time to Mobilize for Voting Rights
John Nichols on the franchise, plus David Kipen on a new Federal Writers Project.
Start Making Sense
June 23, 2021
Is Performative Progress the Best Democrats Can Do on Voting Rights?
So far, it seems like it. The apparent game plan requires patience, but that’s in short supply among progressives right now.
June 17, 2021
It’s Not Just Joe Manchin
Joan Walsh on ‘moderate’ Democrats, plus Kai Bird on Jimmy Carter.
Start Making Sense
June 11, 2021
Dianne Feinstein Is an Embarrassment
The senior California senator's defense of the filibuster is shameful—but she’s not alone, and she’s got more company than just Manchin and Sinema.
June 8, 2021
Joe Manchin Cares More About ‘Bipartisanship’ Than Fighting Jim Crow
The senator says he won’t back a crucial voting rights bill because it’s too “partisan.” What he means is that white conservatives don’t like it.