Even if a deal is struck at the last minute, or if President Obama raises the debt ceiling on his own, this controversy reveals a system in serious need of repair.
My father-in-law received a letter from the Republican National Committee, asking for his help in making sure "that Barack Obama is a one-term president."
The rich continue to make out like bandits in the "six" proposal, according to economist Dean Baker.
Elizabeth Warren represented the moral opposite of the decadence in Wall Street that nearly ruined, and may yet ruin, the whole nation.
Is it a train wreck? A gathering tsunami? Just a fake drama?
The so-called "debt ceiling" crisis is upon us and it's becoming a test of sanity how long it will take all reasonable people to conclude that the Republican Party has painted its teeth orange, and jumped off a cliff.