It’s been kicking around in one form or another for the better part of a decade, but it looks as though it finally has some momentum.

It’s the Marketplace Fairness Act, which won a procedural vote in the Senate by a wide margin earlier this week, and looks poised to sail through without a hitch. It’s a bipartisan bill, with support among Republicans and conservatives as well as Democrats and big-government liberals. And its proponents claim that it will help the mom and pop, brick and mortar retailers compete against the big guys. So its success is assured, right? Not necessarily, according to those who intend a last-ditch effort to stop it in the House.

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