Jonathan Bernstein [“Avoiding the nuclear option,” op-ed, May 31] perfectly captured what’s wrong with Congress in one sentence: “The chief job of party leaders in the Senate is to look out for individual senators’ interests and protect their rights.”

Nonsense. The chief job of leaders in the Senate is to do the people’s business.  The minute people in an organization begin protecting their interests and rights instead of doing what the organization is supposed to do is the minute the organization becomes dysfunctional. Unfortunately, that describes most of the government today.

Sara Kaltenborn, Silver Spring