Glenn Greewald’s contribution to a NYT debate on the Tea Party and debt ceiling deal illustrates its divisive nature within the GOP.
Bush 41 and Reagan economist Bruce Bartlett is again urging the abolition of the debt ceiling: Almost 10 years ago, I testified before the Senate Finance Committee that the debt limit should be abolished. Among the others who testified that day, including Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill, no one supported my position. [..] Unless the party […]
Joe Nocera says what everyone is thinking today, and what some people have been saying for the past couple of years, RE: the American Taliban: You know what they say: Never negotiate with terrorists. It only encourages them. Like ideologues everywhere, they scorned compromise. When John Boehner, the House speaker, tried to cut a deal with President […]