Today’s vote to change the filibuster rules is not the result of momentary pique. It was a long time in coming. Based on her own experience, Victoria Bassetti shows how filibusters became part of every lawmaker’s daily tool kit.
Unfortunately, our federal courts, which were designed to be outside of politics, have become entrenched in partisan battles. Slashing court budgets and refusing to confirm judges for petty political advantage is now standard practice.