Posts tagged Presidency
Trump can't predict the future of the filibuster

Last week, President Trump called on Senate Republicans to nuke the filibuster, predicting the chamber's Democrats would not hesitate to do so in the future if their roles were reversed.

While Trump's assertion was intended to goad Republicans into action, it is based on speculation and should thus be viewed with skepticism. Just like in the real world, accurately predicting what will happen in some theoretical future Senate isn't that easy.

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Sorry President Trump: Abolishing the filibuster will not Make America Great Again

President Trump's recent call to abolish the Senate filibuster is misguided and should be ignored.

While his frustration is understandable given the lack of progress Congress has made on reforming healthcare and taxes, heeding the president's call will not move these two important initiatives any closer to becoming law. Instead, it will only make the Senate's current dysfunction worse.

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