Here’s how HuffPo sees the filibuster deal between Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell:
The opening paragraph from the HuffPo report:
Progressive senators working to dramatically alter Senate rules were defeated on Thursday, with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and his counterpart, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), set to announce a series of compromise reforms on the Senate floor that fall far short of the demands.
So, although there are some marginal improvements in the filibuster process, individual Republicans remain free to sabotage the government in anonymity and thus with relative impunity.
The truth is, though, that given the current constitution of the House of Representatives, still gripped by Tea Party extremism, reform of the Senate filibuster is the least of the country’s worries.