Reid’s Retirement Will Allow the Senate to Heal

“I want to be able to go out at the top of my game,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid told the New York Times’ upon announcing his retirement on Friday. “I don’t want to be a 42-year-old trying to become a designated hitter.” Too late for that. Senate Democrats, under Harry Reid’s watch, fell into…
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McConnell, Senate Republicans Fulfill Promise Of Open Debate

After finding out that Republicans had won a majority of the seats in the U.S. Senate Mitch McConnell—the presumptive majority leader—immediately laid out his priorities. “The first thing I need to do is get the Senate back to normal, and that means working more,” McConnell said. The goal was to strike a balance between open…
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Harry Reid’s Iron-fisted Stranglehold on the “Democratic” Process

The Founders intended for the Senate to be a slow, deliberate body that would moderate legislation through debate. James Madison wrote that the Senate should be the great “anchor” of government that would act as a “necessary fence” against the “fickleness and passion” of the House of Representatives. George Washington said the Senate’s purpose was…
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Reid’s Ironfisted Grip Has Shut the Senate Down

Much has been written about Senate Republicans’ seeming effort to grind the gears of the Senate to a halt through the use of the filibuster. But few have seemed to ask why? The media, either because they are partisan or because the issue is so arcane, has shied away from a deeper dig into one…
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