The #NoBillNoBreak Sit-In Was Pretty Much Everything I Hate About Democratic Politics

This week, Democratic Congresspeople occupied the floor of the House of Representatives in an attempt to force votes on what they called "commonsense" gun control bills. Nearly 100 Democrats led by Georgia Rep. John Lewis demanded a vote on measures to expand background checks and block gun purchases by some suspected terrorists in the aftermath of … Continue reading The #NoBillNoBreak Sit-In Was Pretty Much Everything I Hate About Democratic Politics

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The Firearm Filibuster

After the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, Senate Democrats quickly rallied to stage a filibuster yesterday that proceeded for more than 14 hours. The goal of the filibuster: to force votes in the Senate on gun control measures. And by the end of the night, that goal was in sight: Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) … Continue reading The Firearm Filibuster