The average citizen cares nothing for the arcane rules of senate procedure. The behind-the-scenes “sausage-making” and endless maneuvering that goes into passage of a bill is only fascinating to politicians, journalists, and Twitter addicts. Citizens just want results that impact their lives. In Part 1, we reviewed the origin and impact of the filibuster. Today […]
Author: Scott Weigle
Scott Weigle lives on the Pacific coast in Washington, United States. He writes at OverEx-amined.Life.
The first of two articles examining how the US Senate has used the filibuster to obstruct the passing of legislation.
The Republican party, formed at the dawn of the Civil War and championing union, fractures while promoting conspiracies and lies. A party born in the growing urban centers of the North fades toward irrelevance in dwindling rural enclaves. A party first led by ‘The Great Emancipator’ elects one of the greatest fools to ever hold elective office.
Who could have predicted that Steve Jobs would initiate the modern civil rights movement around the world? For humans, it always takes seeing to truly believe. That was the case during the 1960s in America, when images of attack dogs and beatings were first broadcast to television audiences that could no longer ignore the shocking […]