Ben Burnett: One Take – The Filibuster

FILE – Rev. Liz Theoharis, center left at microphone, co-director of The Poor People’s Campaign, speak outside National City Christian Church in Washington, Monday, April 5, 2021. A coalition of interfaith leaders and activists met in Washington and online to demand an end to the filibuster, calling it an arcane and racist tactic that blocks the passing of moral policies. Rev. Graylan Hagler, it to her right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

ATLANTA – The United States Senate and the filibuster: you hear a lot about the filibuster in the U.S. Senate. What what does it mean? What does it do? How has it changed? Do senators play games with it? Learn about the sword and shield of the American Democratic Republic.