... impeccably timed ... Jentleson is explicitly a partisan in this fight, and in Kill Switch he doesn’t pretend to distance himself from the action to give the view from 10,000 feet. But his intimacy with the Senate turns out to be his book’s greatest strength. Jentleson understands the inner workings of the institution, down to the most granular details, showing precisely how arcane procedural rules can be leveraged to dramatic effect ... Jentleson ably narrates this history.
... a powerful brief ... There’s nothing dishy about this insider’s account by a former a top aide to Reid. Nonetheless, it’s a compelling read ... Meeting these challenges will require a lot more than the changes in Senate rules and procedure Jentleson recommends at the end of his book. That’s because the problems he so vividly describes are not just the Senate’s to solve; they belong to the nation that it, however imperfectly, represents.