I have written on several previous occasions about how the overuse of the filibuster in the US Senate has greatly contributed to the dysfunction of that body. Some, including the US Senator from my state, Marco Rubio, are not clear on the history or the intent of the filibuster so a brief summary of the … More The Newtown 31 – Senators who forgot Sandy Hook and remembered the NRA.
The bastardization of the filibuster in the Senate has been the subject of many discussions, articles and even a book. I expressed my own take on the filibuster in a previous posting and will not belabor the point by revisiting all of the reasons that the perverse mutations to the Senate rule have created a … More Dear Senator Marco Rubio: Facts matter – even on the simple issue of filibuster reform.
In his campaign for the US Senate, Crist has one of the best messages available and he’s not getting it across to the public. It is a widely held opinion that congress has become almost completely dysfunctional and there appears to be agreement that a major contributing factor is unbridled partisanship. The question Crist should … More I’m really disappointed by Governor Charlie Crist