I don’t have time to explore this fully today, but I just caught this surprisingly optimistic post from Wonkbook’s Ezra Klein.
A few freshman Democratic senators are proposing filibuster reform.
Klein’s talked to people who know people. He presents this heartening idea: there is momentum in the Senate to be less dumb. If Democrats win the Senate, they can have the majority to pass the rule. If Republicans win, they will want the credit of filibuster reform on their records. It may happen?!?!?