The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy
Every major decision governing our diverse, majority-female, and increasingly liberal country bears the stamp of the US Senate, yet the Senate is controlled by a party representing an almost exclusively white, predominantly male, and radically conservative minority of the American electorate. How did we get to this point?In Kill Switch, Adam Jentle...
Jan 27, 2021I can't recommend @AJentleson's book Kill Switch highly enough if you want to understand what is happening in our Senate, therefore our government, therefore our country. It is an impassioned, frustrated but not hopeless diagnosis from an actual expert, not just an opinion-haver. – source
Mar 23, 2021I spent the weekend reading ‘Kill Switch’ which is mostly about the history of the filibuster and I learned a lot. Below are my takeaways, what the Framers wanted, and the evidence that until recently the filibuster has mostly been used to suppress Black rights. (1/n) – source