The Political Conversation on the Debt Ceiling

...and what it means (politically), going forward. *** Personal preface*** - I originally began writing this post as soon as the ink was dry on the debt ceiling bill. It was intended to be what I still think is - or should be - a "teachable moment" of sorts for us here on the left. Now, a full week later, it seems like yesterday's fishwrap to some degree. I'm posting it anyway because I think...

Quote of the Day

From Jared Bernstein (ex-economics chief for VP Biden) again. Bernstein recalls hearing Senator Mitch McConnell saying yesterday "there will never be another clean debt ceiling. From now on, it will be a dollar in spending cuts for every dollar the debt ceiling is raised." Here's Bernstein's money quote: To understand how nonsensical Sen McConnell’s position is, you have to appreciate that...