Post-“Nuclear Option,” Remember the Most Famous Filibusters on Film and TV

It’s been a long time since filibusters actually involved actually holding the Senate floor (not to mention your water) for hours for hours on end, but a lone figure standing up against injustice and the limitations of their calf muscles has been an image too good for film- and TV makers to pass up. With Senate Republicans, led by Mitch McConnell, invoking the “nuclear option” to eliminate the filibuster and install Neil Gorsuch on the U.S. Supreme Court, that particular device has...

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