Is Government Broken?

I was going to write a post responding to the widespread complaints (largely against the Senate filibuster) that the government is broken, because a majority party can’t always get what it wants.

Fortunately, Will Wilkinson already wrote it.

Key excerpt:

From this perspective, the fact that a party decidedly but temporarily in the minority is able to defeat a measure that would have profound, long-term effects on the basic structure of the United States’ institutions is very good evidence that the system works!

What scares me is what will happen after some Republican gains, and the proposals get more “moderate”, and government starts “working.”


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