Key Editorials In Support of Rules Reform

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National

The Senate Clings to the Filibuster, New York Times, July 16, 2013

A too-small step on Senate filibusters, Los Angeles Times, January 25, 2013

A Chance for the Senate to Fix the Filibuster, The New York Times, January 21, 2013

Editorial: Judges needed for federal courts, New York Times, December 12, 2012

Editorial: Go nuclear on the filibuster, Los Angeles Times, December 12, 2012

Editorial: Democrats' filibuster plan may backfire, Bloomberg, December 11, 2012

Editorial: Mr. Smith wants his filibuster back, Los Angeles Times, December 7, 2012

Challenging the stifling filibuster rule, Politico, December 4, 2012

Spoiling for a filibuster fight, Washington Post, December 4, 2012

Editorial: Fix filibuster, but don't go to war over it, USA Today, December 3, 2012

Editorial: Senate filibuster in need of reform, Los Angeles Times, November 25, 2012

A new chance for the senate, New York Times, November 12, 2012

Alabama

Fix the filibuster, The Anniston Star (AL), January 21, 2013

California

Our View: Filibuster reform deserves support, San Gabriel Valley Tribune (CA), January 6, 2013

Filibuster needs to be preserved, but made harder to wield, Daily News (CA), January 7, 2013

Reid has to hold out for real filibuster reform, Mercury News (CA), January 4, 2013

Editorial: Altering filibuster rules difficult, but necessary, San Angelo Standard-Times, December 15, 2012

Editorial: Time to say farewell to filibuster, San Francisco Chronicle, December 9, 2012

Editorial: Time to get real work done, Vallejo Times Herald, December 9, 2012 (archive only)

Editorial: Mr. Smith wants his filibuster back, Los Angeles Times, December 7, 2012

Guest Editorial: Time for U.S. Senate to restore filibuster rules, The Reporter, December 6, 2012 (archive only)

Editorial: Feinstein should help Senate reform, San Jose Mercury News, December 4, 2012

Editorial: Senate should alter filibuster rules, San Jose Mercury News, November 11, 2012

Editorial: Senate filibuster in need of reform, Los Angeles Times, November 25, 2012

Colorado

Busting the filibuster, Cortez Journal, December 26, 2012

Move faster on judicial confirmation, Denver Post, December 14, 2012

Filibuster reform: Rule has been subverted, Daily Camera, December 2, 2012

Senate must scale back the power of the filibuster, Denver Post, November 25, 2012

Connecticut

What Others Say: Change filibuster rules, New Haven Register, December 6, 2012

Florida

Editorial: Senate filibuster rules need reforming, Tampa Bay Times, November 27, 2012

Indiana

Editorial: Reform needed, South Bend Tribune, November 30, 2012

Maine

Senate plays small ball on filibuster reform, Portland Press Herald (ME), January  26, 2013

Our Opinion: New filibuster rule could raise Senate stature, Kennebec Journal (ME), January 16, 2013

Maine Voices: Finesse needed for filibuster reeform, Portland Press Herald, December 9, 2012

Massachusetts

Editorial: Filibuster reform could fix dysfunctional Senate, Boston Globe, November 30, 2012

Editorial: Fixing the filibuster, MetroWest Daily News, November 18, 2012

Editorial: Filibuster reform should protect Senate minority…and majority, South Coast Today, November 11, 2012

Maryland

Editorial: Ending filibuster abuse, Baltimore Sun, December 11, 2012

Michigan

Reform filibuster by any means, Battlecreek Enquirer (MI), January 8, 2013

Letters: Filibuster column shows need for urgent action, Muskegon Chronicle, December 2, 2012

Get ready for the big show - filibuster reform, Muskegon Chronicle, December 2, 2012

Minnesota

Editorial: Filibuster in need of major overhaul, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, December 25, 2012

Mondale on the filibuster: Mend it, don't end it, MinnPost, December 18, 2012

We need to reform the filibuster, St. Cloud Times, December 14, 2012

Reforming filibuster will stop obstructive politics, Post-Bulletin, December 10, 2012

Editorial: Time to reform Senate filibuster rules, NU Journal, December 7, 2012

Editorial: Gridlock: Looks like it's here to stay, Star-Tribune, November 29, 2012

Missouri

Editorial: Reform filibuster rules, Columbian, December 18, 2012

Editorial: Filibuster needs fixing, but it can wait until after the cliff, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 3, 2012

Montana

Filibuster reign: how far will new rules go?, Billings Gazette (MT), January 29, 2013

Senate filibuster rule needs overhaul, Flathead News, December 25, 2012

Guest Opinion: Senate delays - Filibusters aren't what they used to be, Billings Gazette, December 1, 2012

Nebraska

Change filibuster rules, Lincoln Journal-Star, December 16, 2012

Nevada

Editorial: Filibuster abuse, Las Vegas Sun, December 9, 2012

New Hamphire

Editorial: Senate filibuster blocks majority rule, Concord Monitor, November 25, 2012

New Jersey

Filibuster flop: Harry Reid’s fake reform, Star-Ledger, January 24, 2013

Judge Schwartz deserves Senate confirmation vote, finally, Star-Ledger, December 18, 2012

New Mexico

Filibuster reform: We need it now, Santa Fe New Mexican (NM), January 5, 2013

New York

Resolutions for 2013 likely to sound familiar, Times Herald-Record (NY), January 1, 2013

Editorial: Time to reform the filibuster, Albany Times-Union, December 26, 2012

Editorial: Judges needed for federal courts, New York Times, December 12, 2012

Editorial: Democrats' filibuster plan may backfire, Bloomberg, December 11, 2012

Editorial: Senate must update filibuster to end abuse, Buffalo News, November 28, 2012

Editorial: U.S. Senate should fix the filibuster, Newsday, November 21, 2012

A new chance for the Senate, New York Times, November 12, 2012

North Carolina

Editorial: Will Senate address the filibuster?, Asheville Citizen-Times, November 27, 2012

Ohio

Urgency for Ohio Gun Laws Proved Short-Sighted; Filibuster Doomed Action on Reasonable Regulatory Measure, Nordonia Hills Times-Leader (OH), April 24, 2013

Replace the farcical filibuster with one that requires effort, Youngstown Vindicator (OH), January 2, 2013

Filibuster makes for foolishness, Columbus Dispatch, December 14, 2012

Editorial: Senate must ease filibuster rules, Chillicothe Gazette, December 2, 2012

Oregon

We are all tired of obstructionism, Daily Astorian (OR), January 28, 2013

Albany Democrat-Herald (OR), Filibustering is symptom of deeper issue, January 4, 2013

Editorial: Reform the filibuster, Register-Guard, December 7, 2012

Editorial: Merkley's filibuster reform efforts could help ease gridlock, East Oregonian, November 19, 2012

Pennsylvania

No reform: The Senate botches a chance to fix the filibuster, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA), January 29, 2013

Lackluster filibuster deal, Times-Tribune (PA), January 28, 2013

Change rules to end abuse, Scranton Times-Tribune (PA), January 18, 2013

Norquist, Senate filibusters impede democracy, Morning Call, December 12, 2012

Editorial: Place limits on filibustering, Philadelphia Inquirer, December 12, 2012

Rhode Island

Rein in filibusters, Providence Journal (RI), January 8, 2013

Utah

Editorial: Our View: Give us real filibusters, Standard-Examiner, December 4, 2012

Virginia/DC

Challenging the stifling filibuster rule, Politico, December 4, 2012

Spoiling for a filibuster fight, Washington Post, December 4, 2012

Editorial: Fix filibuster, but don't go to war over it, USA Today, December 3, 2012

Washington

It’s past time to overhaul the filibuster rule, The Olympian (WA), January 10, 2013

Wisconsin

Editorial: Time to end Senate logjam, The Northwestern, December 6, 2012