Thursday, October 06, 2016

At least they're not damaging each other's brains

Over the years I have been increasingly concerned that some of the norms that made Congress work were coming undone. A filibuster used to be a relatively rare occurrence, but then it just became a new 60-vote threshold for just about anything (except not for most judicial and all legislative appointment after Reid nuked the filibuster for confirmation votes). Routine budget bills and debt ceiling votes used to be, well, routine. But now they are epic battles with threats of government shutdowns and default.

Then I read this, and realize that all the norms haven't fallen. At least not yet...