This article in the Washington Post from last month is an interesting read. It seems fairly certain that, among the many reforms a [4T] reconstruction of government will require, elimination of the filibuster in its current form will be one of them. Several years ago, when the GOP was in power, Trent Lott called overruling the filibuster “the nuclear option.” I guess that pretty much suggests the crisis imagery that surrounds the idea of its abolition. Sometime soon, though, one party or the other will just go ahead and do it. A bare majority of the Senate has *always* had the constitutional power to overrule the filibuster on a moment’s notice. The Senate has simply never exercised it. Wait until more Silent (born 1925-1942) are gone and more Generation X (born 1961-1981) have arrived. Pow! It will disappear overnight.