Tag Archive | "Filibuster"

Inconvenient Politics

The rumblings about changing the Electoral College have one thing in common with the debate over changing the filibuster rules — a lot of people choose a side in the debate based on whether it’s better, right now, for their political party, not what’s good for, uh, democracy.

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Labor Must Field A Primary Opponent To Blanche Lincoln

   Enough. Now that she has thrown another obstacle in the path of the Employee Free Choice Act, Blanche Lincoln must face a well-funded primary opponent in 2010. And it’s got to be the labor movement that recruits and funds that candidate–or the rhetoric about how important the Employee Free Choice Act is will be […]

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What To Make of Specter’s Opposition to EFCA

   Yesterday, Arlen Specter declared on the floor of the Senate that he would not vote for cloture–meaning, for you’all not as familiar with the lingo of the Senate, that he would not vote to end a filibuster, which requires 60 votes to stop–on the Employee Free Choice Act. Oddly, this got very little play […]

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