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Democrats had no choice about going nuclear, but they shouldn't be eager to add more majority-imposed reforms

  • Jonathan Bernstein
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  • Dec 12, 2013
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Use of the “nuclear option” sends a clear message about President Obama’s second term.

Why today’s action -- despite the danger it poses if/when the Senate or the White House goes back to Republican control -- was necessary.

Instead of constant confrontation, how about a deal to strengthen the Senate? Here's one reform program.

  • Jonathan Bernstein
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  • Nov 19, 2013
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Expect Harry Reid to go nuclear if Republicans don't back down.

  • Jonathan Bernstein
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  • Oct 31, 2013
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The coming showdown over judicial nominations.

  • Jonathan Bernstein
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  • Sep 23, 2013
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Executive branch nominations are being confirmed -- but questions still remain about the deal going forward.

  • Jonathan Bernstein
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  • Jul 31, 2013
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It's time for him to join with Democrats -- and offer Republicans a way to disarm the nukes.

  • Jonathan Bernstein
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  • Jul 12, 2013
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Republicans won't play by informal norms, and so rules change is required.

  • Jonathan Bernstein
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  • Jul 11, 2013
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Reformers are moving towards different rules for different situations. That's progress.

  • Jonathan Bernstein
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  • Jul 8, 2013
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