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Rejecting Calls to Abolish the Filibuster, Biden Insists Republicans 'Know Better' on Voting Rights

"Republicans aren't going to wake up and 'know better' than suppressing the vote," said one critic. "The filibuster encourages them to obstruct and our reluctance to end it emboldens them to do worse."
Jake Johnson ·


'One Speech... Isn't Enough': Progressives Call on Biden to Get Tough on Voting Rights

"He has to come out, explicitly, unequivocally, for overturning the filibuster in order to pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act."

Kenny Stancil ·


The Filibuster Is Not Inviolable: Time to Trigger the Nuclear Option

If the filibuster can't be done away with or turned into a "Jimmy Stewart filibuster," then Congress has the obligation to Act on the "Nuclear Option."

Thom Hartmann ·


'Which Side Are You On?': Poor People's Campaign Pressures US Senate on Democracy and Justice

"Democracy versus autocracy is the battle of our time," said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II.

Kenny Stancil ·


Getting Real About Democratic Equality "For the People" in the Face of Republican Authoritarianism

It is highly unlikely that the kind of measures that are necessary to safeguard democracy from its imminent threats can be signed into law this year or the next given the current balance of forces.

Jeffrey C. Isaac ·


Democrats Urgently Need a Plan B for Voting Rights and Filibuster Reform

If they can't figure this out, the GOP will continue to pass partisan voter suppression laws in states nationwide and activists pushing to save democracy will become disillusioned and demobilized.

Miles Mogulescu ·


We Can Have the Filibuster or Democracy—But We Can't Have Both

The warning from democracy advocates is clear: Kill the filibuster and pass the For the People Act, or our democracy won’t survive.

Peter Certo ·


A Bipolar Nation in Danger of Destruction. We Can't Delay.

We’ve reached the “In Case of Emergency, Break Glass” moment.

Michael Winship ·


'The Filibuster Must Go': Senate GOP Blocks Debate on Voting Rights Bill

"Democrats in the Senate can have a functional democracy or the filibuster, but not both."

Jessica Corbett ·


Sinema Op-Ed Defending Senate Filibuster Slammed as 'Delusional'

Rep. Mondaire Jones said Sinema is effectively arguing that "we should let Republicans destroy democracy now because at some indeterminate time in the future they may try again."

Jake Johnson ·


As Poverty Haunts West Virginia, Joe Manchin Has a Chance to Help His State

No more time need be wasted on negotiations that are designed only to fail.

Jesse Jackson ·

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