Nuclear Winter: The Filibuster Wrap-Up By David Weigel | Posted Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at 7:46 PM Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Blog articles. Follow the Weigel blog. Follow stories by David Weigel. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. Before they vote, you can understand, finally, why senators agreed to a weakened version of rules reform, and the "constitutional option" turned out to be a gun with no trigger.