Short, if not so sweet, from Ezra Klein:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have come to a deal on filibuster reform. The deal is this: The filibuster will not be reformed.
Or, as a "pro-reform" Senate aide put it: "It changes nothing on how we move forward."
Again, this would be an enormous disappointment only if the House were good for something other than renaming post offices after Reagan and resolving to honor straight boy scouts and postponing economic collapse in the same manner you perhaps pay your rent, that is, just month to month. Otherwise, we might as well have a matching congressional set of witless inertia.
The upside? I wouldn't miss Ed Schultz for anything, tonight. This may be it; it just may be the night they finally take him away in an XL straitjacket, as he screams from the wings in rhetorical disbelief, Uh, really? Really?