Conservatives need to love the filibuster again

In 2021, the 60-vote threshold may be the only thing that stands in the way of a nationalized health care bill that could otherwise be passed by the House, 51 votes in the Senate, and signed into law by President Bernie Sanders.

This is why conservatives need to fall in love with the filibuster again. But that will require them to relearn the importance of the constitutional norms that have fallen out of favor in the age of Donald Trump.

Given his profound ignorance of the Constitution itself, it’s unlikely that Trump has ever read the Federalist Papers. But this might be a good time for conservatives to remember why we have a Senate in the first place, a body that was intended to cool the political passions of the moment.