Do We Need to Break Up California to Fix Democracy?
Many Democrats are recognizing that the federal government is broken and are lining up to "fix" the Senate filibuster. Some want to reduce the cloture requirement to 55 Senators. Others want to do away with the filibuster entirely.
There's only one problem: many Democratic Senators are reluctant to change the rule.
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), for instance, favors the filibuster, which he used to protect Oregon's "Death With Dignity" law when it was under attack by a Republican Congress.