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Am I getting this right? Tonight the Senate is going to have an all-nighter debate on Iraq to highlight Republican obstructionism of the Reid-Levin Amendment? That sounds . . . like something I won’t want to watch. But good for Reid. I don’t think this is particularly good political theater, as such, but something needs to be done to highlight the fact that things aren’t passing the Senate not because “congress” can’t take action or because “the Senate” is rejecting various proposals but, specifically, because the filibuster lets the GOP block the majority’s initiatives. Why the press couldn’t cover this stuff correctly in the first place, I couldn’t say, but maybe this’ll change things around.

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