The Coming Battle Over the United States Senate — Market Mad House

The greatest American political battle of the next decade will be over the United States Senate.

Why the Senate Does not Work

However, the Senate’s rules allow a small cadre of extremists to block any measure that benefits ordinary people. For example, Republicans and “centrist Democrats,” killed an effort to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2025.

The Coming War over Voting Rights

I think the battle that destroys or remakes the US Senate will be over voting rights. Essentially, Democrats want a massive expansion of voting rights while Republicans want to restrict the vote.

Will the Voting Rights Battle Destroy the US Senate?

Thus, the battle lines for a brutal fight over voting rights are clear. The battleground will be the U.S. Senate, and the resulting conflict could destroy that institution.

The Real Problem with the United States Senate

The Senate’s rules are undemocratic because of its undemocratic nature. The is undemocratic because we elect Senators by state.

How to Fix the US Senate

Unfortunately, there is no simple fix for the US Senate. All the potential solutions to the US Senate are tough and possibly politically impossible.

Daniel G. Jennings is a writer who lives and works in Colorado. He is a lifelong history buff who is fascinated by stocks, politics, and cryptocurrency.

Sign up for The Weekly Sense

By Political Sense

The Best of Poltical Sense. Take a look.

By signing up, you will create a Medium account if you don’t already have one. Review our Privacy Policy for more information about our privacy practices.

Check your inbox
Medium sent you an email at to complete your subscription.

Political Sense is a place where every human being can spit out their opinion or view about some topic in this world wheter you’re a socialist, a nationalist a conservative or just a neutral.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store