Were Democrats justified in resorting to the nuclear option?

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As GOP Senators Block Obama’s Nominees, Democrats ...

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The Next Hurrah: Notes on the Nuclear Option -- Part XVII

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The Democrats’ Threat to ‘Go Nuclear’ | FrontPage ...

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Senate Democrats nuke the filibuster | MSNBC

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The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Contributor: Up, Down ...

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'Nuclear Option' Vote Marks Tectonic Shift In Senate Rules ...

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Marcus: Forced to unwisely use 'nuclear option' - Times Union

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THE MYTH OF FLEXIBLE RESPONSE: American Strategy in Europe ...

6 THE NUCLEAR DIMENSION: CONTROLLED RESPONSE The strategy of flexible response demanded the ability to carry out limited nuclear options during a conflict.

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Why the nuclear option is justified, and why the Democrats ...

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If Harry Reid tries nuclear option, nuclear winter will ...

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Obama supports Senate’s nuclear option to end some ...

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The Senate’s Nuclear (Power) Option - The New Yorker

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What’s the ‘nuclear option’? Senate stops everything ...

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Senate Dems Change Rules, Enraging Republicans and ...

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Murkowski to call on Congress to block federal greenhouse ...

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6 months later, Democrats have no regrets about using the ...

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Blog: Milbank: 'The Democrats' naked power grab'

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Talk:Nuclear option - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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David Brooks Claims Nuclear Option Will Make Senate More ...

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In a Polarized Senate, A Victory for the Middle

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US Senate : Filibuster & The Nuclear Option

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'Nuclear Option' Does Not Make It Easier For Obama To Use ...

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Senate Democrats Fed Up With Filibusters On Nominations : NPR

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McConnell: If Obama Were a Republican, Democrats Would ...

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The Senate: Fingering the nuclear button | The Economist

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Democrats & Liberals: Critical Mass On the Nuclear Option

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The Return of the ‘Nuclear Option’ | National Review ...

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Senate Democrats Poised to Block Filibusters of ...

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