What was truly novel in America was the insistence of the Founding generation that the rules must be written down, and that they must constrain everyone.
How many times will people have to fall for this before they learn?
As is often the case with wild allegations of institutional misconduct, it is wise to demand proof, but also urgent to insist that the charge be properly looked into.
When the time came for a gutsy call, the vice president said ‘don’t go.’
What Norman Ornstein actually seeks is to kill the filibuster without admitting to killing it.
To the extent the suit’s complaints have any validity, only the most boring might apply.