Democrats Increasingly Frustrated with Congress

It turns out a 51-50 Senate majority isn’t enough.

Party-Switching and the Senate

Are Sinema and Machin going to jump ship?

Sinema’s Filibuster Defense

It’s no better than Joe Manchin’s.

Book Review: Kill Switch

Discussing the filibuster.

Bipartisan Commission Dies From Lack of Bipartisanship

The country is in peril.

Joe Manchin’s Houseboat

The flagship of the centrist Navy is both a throwback and a sign of what’s wrong with the Senate.

Joe Manchin’s Weird Filibuster Defense

It doesn’t work like the movies, Senator.

Manchin Supports Tax Hike for Infrastructure

While progressives in the party are often frustrated with the West Virginia Senator, he is demonstrating yet again that he’s no Republican.

Duckworth and Hirono Holding Biden Nominees Hostage

Appoint more Asian American and Pacific Islanders. Or else!

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Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Deal-making in Washington is next to impossible.

Our Unrepresentative Government (Yet Again)

Yet another reminder about pathologies of US democracy.