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April 3, 2014 5:18 PM

The great deliberative body is missing in action

The U.S. Senate, a venerable institution that Democrats control and Republicans covet, has lately been something of a circus. Since the U.S. Senate is America’s pinnacle of institutional self-regard — “the world’s greatest deliberative body” — its reputation has always had a long way to tumble.

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