System in Washington stacks deck against best lawmakers’ ideas
(Editor’s note: The following editorial was written by the Augusta Editorial Staff and published on Sunday, September 11)
An ultra-conservative Republican senator brought the U.S. Senate to a standstill today with a lengthy and controversial one-man filibuster over what critics are saying is nothing more than a pork-barrel project for Boy Scouts in his home state.
Angry Democrats called Sen. Jefferson Smith’s actions - which included time-wasters such as reading from books and founding documents - a ploy to obstruct progress, cynically using the Boy Scouts for cover.
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