February 8, 2021

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The U.S. Senate, once known as “the world’s greatest deliberative body,” is broken. Using the filibuster as a cudgel, a conservative minority has hijacked the chamber, preventing passage of popular legislation and much-needed democracy reform. In his critically acclaimed new book, Kill Switch, longtime Hill insider Adam Jentleson shows that many of the greatest challenges of our era — partisan polarization, dark money, a media culture built on manufactured outrage — converge within the Senate. And he makes clear that without serious reform, we face the prospect of permanent minority rule in America.

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Adam Jentleson, Public Affairs Director at Democracy Forward; Author, Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of America Democracy

Adam Jentleson


Victoria Bassetti

Victoria Bassetti