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Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Sens. Tina Smith (D-Minn) (L) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn) have called for an end to the filibuster. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
"The filibuster didn't come from the Constitution, or from our founders," argued Sen. Tina Smith, one of a growing number of Democrats now coming out against the arcane procdure.

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Banksy's newest, a two-fer Oscar Wilde tribute and call for prison reform, shows a prisoner climbing down bedsheets ending in a typewriter from Reading Gaol, known for housing Wilde during his two years' hard labor for "gross indecency" - being gay. Video juxtaposes Banky creating it with TV artist Bob Ross burbling about freedom; both are haunted by Wilde's final searing poem about the cruelty and bleakness of life behind bars: "Something was dead in each of us/and what was dead was hope."

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