Episode 8: Is it time to bust the filibuster?

March 30, 2021

Whether it’s gun-control, infrastructure, or the outrageous voter suppression law passed in Georgia and is threatening to roll all over the country – at some point the logjam in the Senate has to give way so that bills like the John Lewis Voting Rights Act can get voted on. The only way for that to happen is for the filibuster to either disappear or revert back to the talking filibuster of yesteryear.

Robin Biro and David Katzner set the table for all these issues and then invite Professor Wendy Schiller, Ph.D. of Brown University to explain what this arcane procedural maneuver is all about. The centerpiece of Mitch McConnell’s obstructionist ways must be tackled head-on, one way or the other. As it is, you can be sure that the era of a do-nothing, deadlocked Senate will continue during these days when that is the last thing we can afford.

The country is on the road to recovery, it seems as if everyone is excited and on-board, well everyone except the Republicans in Congress. It certainly doesn’t appear as if they are doing the bidding of their constituents, only bowing to the demands of the big-money donors who allow them to walk the halls of power. It’s shameful, it’s loathsome and it must stop.

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