No Sense of History

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Team Hammer points out an interesting editorial position by the usually liberal L.A. Times:

The filibuster is a reactionary instrument that goes too far in empowering a minority of senators.

It’s no accident that most filibusters have hindered progressive crusades in Washington, be it on civil rights or campaign finance reform. California’s Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, one of those recent converts to the filibuster, embarrassed herself by hailing Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) as her inspiration at a pro-filibuster rally. At least Byrd is being consistent in his support ?

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