The New York Times‘ David Leonhardt plugged some of my thoughts on the filibuster in a worthwhile look at the dynamics at play.
The filibuster isn’t going anywhere yet. Some past Democratic supporters of the filibuster — like Senator Jon Tester of Montana and Biden himself — have said they might consider eliminating it if Republicans continued to reject compromise. Others — like Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema — say they remain opposed.
But the issue won’t be decided in the abstract, as the Republican strategist Liam Donovan has noted. When the Senate is next considering a specific bill that has the support of a majority but not a supermajority, that will be the crucial moment.
Read the full piece here.
He could have linked any number of my rants on the subject, but here’s my take in a nutshell: