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Robert Brent Toplin: Filibusters Create Legislative Paralysis. Make Them Rare or Eliminate Them

March 23, 2021 – Robert Brent Toplin was professor of history at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington and Denison University and taught occasional courses after retirement at the University of Virginia. He published several books and articles. His website is For years, Republicans have been losing ground to Democrats. Popular votes for electing the […]

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Robert Brent Toplin: Journalists Need to Keep in Mind that Donald Trump Didn’t Win a Mandate for Anything

July 2, 2018 – Commentators in the print and video media often complain about President Donald Trump’s aggressive actions regarding immigration, tariffs, health care, climate change, guns, the Iran nuclear agreement, and other controversial topics, but they recognize that he won the election. Reluctantly, they acknowledge that Trump has a mandate to take strong positions […]

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