Megan McArdle:

As it happens, I like the filibuster. I’m fine with its broad use against as many laws as the minority likes. I like minorities being able to hold the majority back.

Good to know!

Of course, in the very next sentence she contradicts herself, by tsk tsking over how the Republicans are using the filibuster against Obama’s appointments. Nevertheless — the degree to which alleged “libertarians” are so often, in practice, the enemies of democracy continues to fascinate me.

See also: Henry Farrell on McArdle’s prediction that “there’s a 70% chance that the GOP controls White House, Senate, and House in 2017.” Henry finds this claim by the oracular libertarian supergenius to be, well, a tad lacking in substance.

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Kathleen Geier is a writer and public policy researcher who lives in Chicago. She blogs at Inequality Matters. Find her on Twitter: @Kathy_Gee