Why The Filibuster Is Here To Stay

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The dirty secret: Democrats still need it.

Flip-flopping usually leads to ridicule; John Kerry’s famous “I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it” comment in 2004 still causes chuckles. But when it comes to the filibuster, no one bats an eye at the constantly shifting positions.

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