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Norman Ornstein is an emeritus scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and co-author of “One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate and the Not-Yet Deported.”
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Here is his op-ed published Jan 7 in the Washington Post (behind their paywall). I found this free read at the Anchorage Daily News. It's an informative essay and I recommend it. (shared by Charlotte)
Five myths about the filibuster
Myth No. 1
Senate bills have always needed a supermajority.
Myth No. 2
The framers feared ‘the tyranny of the majority.’
Myth No. 3
The filibuster fosters moderation and cooperation.
Myth No. 4
Keeping the filibuster now will preserve it in the future.
Myth No. 5
A rule change would make the Senate just like the House.
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