For those following the filibuster saga (updated)

An encouraging update and list of suggestions at the Washington Monthly's site, here. (Background here.) One of the rare encouraging indicators about the operating texture of our democracy is that this collection of issues -- abuse of the filibuster, proliferation of one-Senator "holds" on public business, and the general dysfunctional nature of the Senate in particular -- has gained increasing attention as a genuine source of trouble, and as something that could be fixed. As the WashMonthly item explains.

Update: Not so fast, says (unfortunately) Sen. Harry Reid, in the WaPo today. Grrrrr.