Yesterday the 112th Congress kicked off in Washington, DC, and a first order of business in the Senate was a proposal to change a few rules that made getting anything done in that body especially difficult, even when a huge majority was ready.


Reforming the filibuster could be one of the most important things the Senate does this month, and Sightline’s Alan Durning and Todd Campbell write in today’s Seattle Times that a few minor changes probably won’t be enough.