I realize that this is probably at best a faint hope, but I am going to recommend Thomas Geoghegan's op-ed arguing against the filibuster and urge you all to pass it along. Almost certainly, we're not going to see any action on this any time soon, but we're going to have to deal with this eventually. The stakes are high. As Geoghegan reminds us:
Forty-one senators from our 21 smallest states — just over 10 percent of our population — can block bills dealing not just with health care but with global warming and hazards that threaten the whole planet.