Fix the Filibuster!
The new US Senate will take office on January 3, but the first thing they do, before dealing with the business of the nation, is dealing with the business of their own internal working rules. There's a very short period of time during which a simple majority can make or break the Senate's ability to overcome Republican intransigence during the next 2 years by placing sensible limits on their twin obstructionist powers to filibuster and to place indefinite anonymous holds on presidential nominations. Courtesy was all well and good when the Senate was dealing with gentlemen of honor, but clearly that's not the case any more and hasn't been for years.
Newly elected Senators Tammy Baldwin (WI), Sherrod Brown (OH), Bob Casey (PA), Joe Donnelly (IN), Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Tim Kaine (VA), Angus King (ME), Chris Murphy (CT), Jon Tester (MT), and Elizabeth Warren (MA) should finish their introductory tour of the Capitol by backing Harry Reid into a corner and making him swear a blood oath to finally deal with this roadblock to democracy or stand down as majority leader.
I urge my fellow Wisconsinites to join me in peppering our newly elected senator, Tammy Baldwin, with this message.