Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Something to Think About . . .


See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Sen. Tina Smith: The Filibuster Rule Is “Fundamentally Undemocratic”
Ross Barkan: Quote of the Day – January 26, 2021
Rep. Ilhan Omar Responds to Trump’s Authoritarian Threats
Ilhan Omar: Quote of the Day – 8/11/20
To Whom the Future of America Belongs
Ilhan Omar: Quote of the Day – 4/13/19
Ilhan Omar: Stepping Into Her Power
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Quote of the Day – 3/10/19
Juan Cole: Quote of the Day – 2/11/19
Progressive Perspectives on the Ilhan Omar “Controversy”
Ilhan Omar on The Daily Show

Related Off-site Links:
Abolish the Filibuster Now – William Rivers Pitt (TruthOut, March 9, 2021).
“It Has to Go”: The Demand to End Filibuster Intensifies in U.S. Senate – Brett Wilkins (Common Dreams, March 5, 2021).
Senate Democrats Can and Must Abolish the Filibuster. Now – Robert Reich (RobertReich.org via Common Dreams, February 28, 2021).
The Choice for Democrats in Congress: Go Big or Go Home – Joe Dinkin (Medium, March 3, 2021).
As House Passes the "For the People Act" Without One GOP Vote, Progressives Warn Bill Is 'Dead' If Senate Filibuster Remains – Jake Johnson (Common Dreams, March 4, 2021).
Voter Suppression and the Filibuster: More Confederate Monuments to Tear Down – Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan (Democracy Now!, March 4, 2021).
Rev. William Barber to Democrats: Overrule the Senate Parliamentarian and Pass the $15 Minimum WageDemocracy Now! (March 5, 2021).
End the Filibuster: Calls Grow to Retire Relic of Slavery and Jim Crow to Make Senate More DemocraticDemocracy Now! (January 25, 2021).
We May Be One Election From Permanent Minority Rule – Peter Certo (In These Times, March 8, 2021).

UPDATES: Making Senators Pay a Price for Filibustering – Caroline Fredrickson (Brennen Center for Justice, March 16, 2021).
McConnell Threatens to Make Senate Look Like “100-Car Pileup” If Filibuster Ends – Sharon Zhang (TruthOut, March 16, 2021).
Biden Backs Filibuster Rule Change That Has McConnell Warning of “Scorched Earth” Battle – Sharon Zhang (Associated Press via ABC News, March 17, 2021).
Time to Call Mitch McConnell’s Bluff on the Filibuster – William Rivers Pitt (TruthOut, March 17, 2021).

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