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    Giving power to the minority is exactly counter to the party warfare currently dominating national politics.
    We're in sports mode, now. What winning team would agree to a rules change that helps the losing team?
    The filibuster is essentially gone until there is a massive change in the way politics is practiced. A charismatic leader isn't going to do it. It has to be institutional. That means electoral finance reform, media reform, a whole lotta reform that ain't gonna happen.

    Last full month in which the average daily temperature did not exceed twentieth-century norms: 2/1985 - Harper's Index, 2/2013

    by kamarvt on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 04:08:37 AM PST

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