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Sahil Kapur has a good look at what has happened after modest filibuster reform in the Senate. Despite all the dire predictions that the Senate would just become a rubber stamp for Obama's liberal agenda, two failed nominees proves that it hasn't.
Today at TPM Cafe Book Club, What Unions No Longer Do author Jake Rosenfeld talks about how, if we really want to fight the war on poverty, we need to rebuild the labor movement. Ned Resnikoff responds, calling back to some of labor's earlier disruptive tactics.
This week we kick off TPM Book Club with sociology professor Jake Rosenfeld's What Unions No Longer Do. First up, Rosenfeld argues that public sector unions won't save the labor movement. We have MSNBC reporter Ned Resnikoff responding with his own critique of that argument. We'll also be joined by Rich Yeselson and Sarah Jaffe this week.
Nichole Perkins takes on one of my favorite shows today -- FX's Justified: "Legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock was known for his blonde leading ladies with their “icy sexuality,” and Raylan Givens is not immune to his own version of the Hitchcock blonde."