Inside a Senate Fillibuster
After a long job market-fueled APSA hiatus, things are back to normal (whatever that means). Our content should pick up soon.
In the meantime, here is George Mitchell recalling his first experience with the filibuster. Mitchell would go on to become majority leader, serving from ’88 until the Republican Revolution.
As Nate noted in a previous post, the mechanics of the filibuster (along with their frequency and severity) have changed dramatically over the years. Though the video cuts off after five minutes, Mitchell’s anecdotes convey some worthy inside information about the Senate along with some good laughs. Until we get things moving again, enjoy!