Jamie Raskin

Jamie Raskin

Talks about his son Tommy; being lead mgr. in the impeachment trial & the Jan. 6th Select Committee 

My Friend Harry

Harry and Al

Harry Reid died yesterday, and I will miss him terribly. Harry and I were friends, and we’d talk on the phone periodically. When he was majority leader, almost every phone conversation with Harry was short and would end abruptly. He wouldn’t even say goodbye. He’d just hang up. Our calls the last few years were longer, and I must say that today. I am really sad As you might not expect, Harry was very funny. Dry, but funny. Once, after Obama spoke before a joint session of Congress, Harry and I were walking back to the Senate on a carpet … Read More…

How to Reform the Filibuster

How to Reform the Filibuster Al Franken and Norm Ornstein With the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIB) and the impending passage of the Build Back Better legislation, Congress is ready to move on to its next urgent priority—protecting our elections and voters from disruption, chicanery and voter suppression. With the laws racing through a number of states that enable partisan actors to remove or intimidate election officials, use outrageous tactics to threaten poll workers and suppress votes, and with what we know about the background of the violent insurrection on January 6, there is clearly an existential threat … Read More…