Even if Hagel is confirmed, we now know that GOP obstructionism will continue -- which means Reid must threaten to revisit filibuster reform.
There is absolutely no reason for Democrats not to make it clear that if GOP obstructionism continues, they will revisit filibuster reform
The bipartisan filibuster reforms will fix everything except the massive, overarching problem the push for reform was originally designed to address.
Real reform was not going to happen. There were two many factors lining up against it -- not least that Senators don't really want it.
Republican opposition to Jack Lew as Treasury Secretary is not business as usual.
Every empty seat on a federal bench is another reason why Senate reform is essential.