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March 24, 2013


How Even Small Issues Spur Gridlock

A reconstruction by the Boston Globe of the events leading up the defeat of an international treaty on disabilities "provides an inside look at how the Senate, once known as the 'world's greatest deliberative body,' has become overwhelmed by partisanship -- even on a seemingly uncontroversial measure aimed at helping some of the world's most vulnerable people."

"It demonstrates how outside groups and powerful constituencies exert outsized influence with arguments that are, in their best light, often tangential to the issue of the day."












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