The Nuclear Option — An Interesting Debate on the Right

February 15, 2005

Two of my favorite blogs ( and are debating over the Senate Republicans proposed use of the “nuclear option” to outlaw the filibuster on judicial nominees. Polipundit argues against the GOP pressing the nuclear button and Bulldogpundit says they should.

I have already written in support of the nuclear option, which I consider a misnomer — there’s nothing nuclear about it. But Polipundit makes a principled argument from the right against our position and brings up some points I hadn’t considered. Bulldogpundit, as usual, does a great job articulating his position — which I happen to agree with. Check out both posts.