Brewer, Powell discuss filibuster, issues in Congress in BDN editorial

University of Maine political science professors Richard Powell and Mark Brewer discussed the filibuster in a Bangor Daily News editorial titled “The filibuster may need fixing, but it isn’t the only reason Congress is largely dysfunctional.” “The filibuster has become a significant problem in an era of intense polarization,” Powell said. Brewer, however, said removing the filibuster would make little difference unless other issues in Congress are addressed.