Confidence in the political system is at all-time lows. Everyone seems to hate Congress with the intensity of a thousand suns. And the presidential electoral process looks more like a circus with each passing day. Grim times for those that still care in America. But real efforts at radical reform exist! Yes, we’re talking national, organized, and well-funded efforts.
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The new U.S. Senate this week is debating whether to reform the way it does business – specifically with the way it deals with the “filibuster.”
Derived from the Spanish word “filibustero” which roughly translated means “pirate” – the filibuster allows the minority to block Senate action by the majority. Whereas in the real world a majority of 100 is 51, to control the Senate you need 60 votes. In the Senate, being in the minority has its privileges.