But the real reason why Democrats should abandon the effort to hike the federal minimum wage has nothing to do with arcane Senate rules or the filibuster.
Abolishing the filibuster will make it even harder for the Senate to function.
Progressives are promising to get rid of this long-standing check on the power of raw majorities in the Senate just when it would help them the most.
Politicians' opinions about the maneuver depend on which party is in power.
For partisans of limited government, this would be terrible news.
Another sign of the end times or a renewal of constitutional governance?
Until it kept them from getting what they wanted
Changes today do not include Supreme Court nominations
Wendy Davis' Gubernatorial Run in Texas is an early test
Sen. Ted Cruz says he will try
Trying to end filibuster for executive branch nominees
Planning to nominate three judges for The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit