The Senate and Conservadems

US Senate Chamber

First, there is cruel math. Democrats have the majority by the slimmest of margins. They lose one, and they lose a vote. This is where removing the filibuster is coming from. The idea is that a simple majority will be enough to pass legislation. It is also a fact that Congress is the most partisan since the civil war.

This is why conservative Democrats have the power they do. This is why Joe Manchin matters. This…

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