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The Senate's job is to debate and deliberate. That can't happen if the majority can simply steamroll the opposition. We must preserve the filibuster.
Senate Democrats are so determined to curtail Republican use of the filibuster to block their legislation that they've frozen time — technically speaking — in the hope of hammering out a deal that will prevent what they call an abuse of parliamentary procedure.
Those who hold the Senate in low esteem can get a sympathetic ear from some of the chamber's newest members. These lawmakers also are fed up with the Senate's ways and would like to change them.
The real star of the health care debate this weekend has been the 2,074-page bill — a physical manifestation of the size and scope of what's at stake as senators consider the overhaul of one-sixth of the nation's economy.
The real star of the health care debate this weekend has been the Democrats' 2,074-page bill — a physical manifestation of the size and scope of what's at stake as senators consider the overhaul of one-sixth of the nation's economy.