Such bipartisan resolve might be welcome if the objective were not so misguided.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is a national hero.

That statement has been valid for decades, dating back to his valiant service in the Vietnam War. So, it was true before we learned of the tumor in his brain and the surgery to remove it.

It was true before he so bravely flew back to Washington, D.C. to cast a critical vote to begin debate on the effort to dismantl...

It should be no surprise that when Donald Trump looks at the U.S. Senate, he sees a body he wants out of his way.

Historically, the Senate has taken a dim view of being told what to do about Senate rules by presidents.

Trump should see, as Reagan did, that cooperating with a bipartisan thorough investigation is the best route to clearing up the mess.

If nominations are to be one-party affairs when the president's party controls the Senate and a president’s nominees are to be held hostage until the next election when it does not, the Supreme Court will become permanently politicized and polarized.

Ted Cruz is calling on Vice President Mike Pence to take action which would undermine the Senate

Silencing of Elizabeth Warren by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

In 2013, the Senate Democrats, then in the majority, dragged the Senate out onto a slippery slope. Using a controversial procedural ploy, labeled the "nuclear option," they reinterpreted the Senate's rules to restrict filibusters on presidential nominations except for the Supreme Court.

That action has already come back to bite the Democrats. Many Democrats oppose...

Democrats may be on the verge of reaping the bitter harvest of the seeds sowed in November 2013.

The then-majority Democrats used a controversial parliamentary gimmick to unilaterally reinterpret existing Senate rules. By use of the so-called "nuclear option," they established the principle that a simple majority in the Senate can overrun any rule at any time.

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Richard A. Arenberg

Brown University