As reported by my colleague, Nathaniel Downes here at Addicting Info, the Senate passed a filibuster reform bill last Thursday receiving mixed reviews by both conservatives and progressives alike. According to The Heritage Foundation:
Reid envisions a Senate that procedurally mirrors the House of Representatives, not the Senatorial saucer where legislation is poured from the House to cool, as the Founders intended.
How is it that the Heritage Foundation knows the intentions of our Founders, especially since the word filibuster does not even appear in our Constitution? Answer: They couldn’t know, and they don’t! In fact, the filibuster remained nothing more than a theoretical notion until 1830, when it was first introduced into the legislative body.