Tapped on the Nuclear Option
Sam Rosenfeld at Tapped reflects on The Hill's warnings about Senate Majority Leader Frists' scheme to destroy Senate traditions. Ted Goldman a reporter for Legal Times, has a long piece on the controversy, Handicapping Bush's Judicial Nominations, Legal Times, 1/20/05.
Sam links to: Alexander Bolton, Frist aims nuke at the Dems, The Hill; Editorial, The Senate's Cold War, The Hill; Charles Babington, GOP Moderates Wary of Filibuster Curb, The Washington Post.
For a sampling of pseudo-conservative rhetoric on the nuclear option, see:
David Limbaugh, 'Nuclear Option' Not Really Nuclear, Washington Times 1/2/05; reprinted from Human Events, 12/28/04; Robert Bluey, Frist Fingers 'Nuclear' Trigger, Human Events 1/7/05; Editorial, Ending filibuster abuse: Show some guts, Pittsburgh-Tribune Review, 1/13/05; Terence Jeffrey, The Undemocratic Party, The Washington Times, 1/4/05; Sen. John Cornyn, Senatorial Resolutions, National Review, 1/4/05; .