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    But What Is A Filibuster?

    Maybe you read this post, and maybe you still don't quite get it...

    On July 17th, Tanner Ringerud and Gavon Laessig posted an article titled Senate Filibustering As Explained By "Mean Girls." This was genius.

    So what is a filibuster?

    Any topic?

    But why?

    How long can they actually talk?

    What is a cloture?

    Wait, did you catch that?

    But there are rules:

    Do filibusters actually ever happen?

    So what good is a filibuster?

    And that's why the threat of a "nuclear option" is...well...a threat.