Steven Hill on the BBC: The Art of Filibustering

By Steven Hill, BBC, January 3, 2015

The British Broadcasting Corporation explores the Filibuster and how it is used and abused in the US Senate. Political commentator Steven Hill (at 16:34) says it is “one of the greatest threats to US democracy” and a “weapon of mass obstruction” that “completely undermines majority rule” as well as the US Constitution itself.

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Steven Hill is a political writer whose latest books are "Expand Social Security Now: How to Ensure Americans Get the Retirement They Deserve" ( and "Raw Deal: How the 'Uber Economy' and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers" ( His previous books include "Europe's Promise: Why the European Way is the Best Hope in an Insecure Age" and "10 Steps to Repair American Democracy." Follow him at and on Twitter @StevenHill1776