For all but political junkies, TVW (the state-supported public-affairs network) usually makes for a good cure for insomnia. On Wednesday night, however, things got a bit heated, as Democrats tried to push through a controversial bill aimed at forcing homecare workers into labor unions. While reasonable folks can disagree on the policy, the tactics used by the majority were disturbing and led to some fireworks on the floor. Debate was silenced, evidence that detailed conflicts of interest was suppressed, and the bill was brought up in the middle of the night. It was a disappointing change from how we conducted business when Republicans led the Senate.