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Democrats Have Shot Themselves in the Foot

Democrats Have Shot Themselves in the Foot

By Louis Rodriguez, Contributing Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The Democratic filibuster, which intended to put Merrick Garland back in the running as a Supreme Court Justice, is directly responsible for the Senate Republicans going nuclear to push through Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

Senate Democrats should apply nuclear option in face of Republican obstructionism

Senate Democrats should apply nuclear option in face of Republican obstructionism

November 20, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

For the third time in the last month, Senate Republicans have filibustered a qualified judicial nominee from a seat in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Why? Because President Barack Obama appointed him. Judge Robert Wilkins, like previous nominees Patricia Millett...

Cruz’s speech motivated by attention

Cruz’s speech motivated by attention

September 26, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Tuesday afternoon, Junior Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended a 21-hour, 19-minute assault on Obamacare. While not a full-fledged filibuster, his lengthy denunciation of the established legislation has proven controversial. More notable than the substance of his speech, however, was the response it elicited within...

Filibuster is abused in modern politics

Filibuster is abused in modern politics

March 10, 2013


Filed under Opinion

John Brennan, the former counter-terrorism advisor to President Obama, was finally sworn in last week as the director of the CIA. But the path from nomination to confirmation wasn’t without strong opposition. Early in February, anti-drone protesters interrupted his Senate hearing and last week, Sen....