Tag Archives: Senate Filibuster and Hold

The War of the New Narratives

Many, many years ago, back in the seventies, it was teaching English at that prep school in upstate New York. It paid the bills (sort of) and the kids were fine (pretty much). But there was the school’s curriculum – … Continue reading

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The Man Who Was Sufficiently Despised

There is the curious case of Jim Bunning. He is the Hall of Fame pitcher turned conservative Republican senator, from Kentucky, who, on a Friday night in late February, singlehandedly blocked a temporary extension of unemployment benefits to those out … Continue reading

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Just Do It

It’s the default leadership skill – when everyone is sitting around arguing that something must be done, but almost everyone has an objection to this or that detail of the plan on the table, and refuses to agree to move … Continue reading

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