Should the filibuster be abolished? Yahoo News Explains

Democrats may control the White House and both chambers of Congress, but there’s still one thing standing in their way: the Senate filibuster. While the Senate was originally designed to run by simple majority rule, over the past few decades the filibuster has made it so the majority of legislation requires a 60-vote “supermajority” to pass — something that’s next to impossible to accomplish with a 50-50 split between Democrats and Republicans. Adam Jentleson, author of “Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy,” explains why it may be time to get rid of the filibuster altogether.