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Other views: Filibuster change saps strength of Senate


In the world of missiles and bombs, the “nuclear option” is meant to slash the risk of nuclear weapons ever being used. Each side brandishes its nukes, makes clear its willingness to launch them — and then refrains from doing so, out of the shared belief that both sides lose in the event of a nuclear exchange.

That’s how the “nuclear option” regarding the U.S. Senate’s filibuster rules should have been resolved, too.

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