Some people who’ve come to different conclusions on a difficult question gathered Tuesday at the Texas Capitol, a perfectly good place to try to iron out such differences.
The day started with one of democracy’s finest traditions and moved on to one of its more peculiar. First we saw a parade of folks filing into the Senate gallery to show opposition to proposed abortion restrictions. Next we had a filibuster, which, in allowing majority will to be thwarted by one person’s ability to remain vertical and verbal for a long time, is one of democracy’s odder moments (right up there with when the guy with the second-most votes becomes president).
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