Almost 9 months ago I wrote my first post calling for an end to the filibuster. Since then I’ve written many that have advocated ending it, all linked from this page. As the months have gone by, and apparently due to the obvious damage the institution of the filibuster has done to pending health care reform, legislation, more and more people have added their voices to the call to end it, Chris Bowers, Jon Walker, and Ezra Klein among them. I’m glad to have the company, and having it persuades me that there’s a reason to update my original post on the public, and to present the case I made there once again. So, here goes.