Wendy Davis’ Texas flibuster puts the U.S. Senate to shame — MSNBC "Texan State Senator Wendy Davis was so determined to stop the passage of a bill that would have ended access to safe abortions in Texas Tuesday, that she set out to complete a 13-hour filibuster, without assistance or interruption. This was a real filibuster, not the pale shadow of the one currently practiced in the United States Senate. It was an extraordinary measure, reflected in the physical hurdles which Davis was forced to confront."
I watched the end of it last night. Pretty amazing to watch democracy in action, even if in a very strange form. Even more amazing that none of the 24 cable news channels (or any other channel) covered it live. At one point 180,000 were watching the live stream on YouTube. CNN ran a rerun of Piers Morgan Live (sic) talking about muffins.
Hullabaloo covered it The Texas abortion bill has FAILED, thanks to American hero Wendy Davis and WonkBlog answers Who is Wendy Davis? and MSNBC explained why yesterday's VRA ruling means she probably won't get reelected.