A note on the Amazon ads: I've chosen to display current events titles in the Amazon box. Unfortunately, Amazon appears to promote a disproportionate number of angry-left books. I have no power over it at this time. Rest assured, I'm still a conservative.
Tuesday, April 26, 2005 Excuse me while I recover from my heart attack:The Los Angeles Times editorial page comes out in support of the "nuclear option."
Let's give credit where credit is due. Unlike some other newspapers, the Times is taking a principled stance, not a partisan one, and they should be commended for it.
Good for Kinsley, but I'm really weary of the argument that Republicans should oppose the "nuclear option" because then they'd be unable to filibuster nominees by a future Democrat president in a Dem. majority Senate. Does anyone think that in such a case the Dem. majority would refrain from changing the rules to prohibit filibusters? For goodness sake, Harkin, Kennedy, Kerry, et al. tried it just a decade ago.