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Learning From Filibusters Past

Melissa Block talks with Professor Sarah Binder about the history and tactics of Senate filibusters. Binder teaches political science at George Washington University and is a senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution. She is co-author of Politics or Principle: Filibustering in the United States Senate.

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