Our famously free press turns on a dime
Notice how now it's mentioned, just in passing and as a matter of routine, that the Senate has to muster the 60 votes for cloture to pass a Democratic bill, because otherwise the Republicans might "block" it?
Remember how it used to be high drama, a cause for pearl-clutching among the pundits, and heartburning on the teebee, and a sign of the imminent death of the Republic or at least Civility when the Democrats would filibuster--never, never merely "block"--a Republican bill?
I wonder why that would be?
NOTE Heard that "block" locution on NPR just the other day. NPR really is teh suck these days. Such a shame.