The Filibuster Heat Shield

Joe Manchin’s opposition to killing the filibuster seems to have more to do with protecting other Democrats than bipartisanship.

Yesterday, I was scanning the headlines about the filibuster again. I know, I’m kind of obsessed about it. I’ve been piecing together a puzzle about it. I’m studying the filibuster because I want to understand why anyone would be in favor of something that was so deeply opposed and even feared, by the people who wrote the Constitution. The filibuster seems to be a ruse for…