Mark Schmitt is director of the program on political reform at the New America Foundation and former executive editor of The American Prospect.
What was Obama selling? What did we expect when he took office? And how have those expectations worked out in practice?Mark SchmittJan 22, 2010
The "filibuster-proof majority" was always an illusion. We might be better off without it.Mark SchmittJan 20, 2010
The Senate has two ways of working (or not): The dead-end filibuster and the fast-track budget process. Real reform should involve fixing both.Mark SchmittJan 11, 2010