GOP Shutdown, Day 9

As many observers had predicted, Washington is quickly going from simply a GOP tantrum-generated shutdown (already serious and harmful enough) to a much more serious (though still GOP-driven) potential default on the full faith and credit of the United States. Only, even the tea partiest of the current crop of GoOPers can't ignore the fact that most sensible people and virtually every...

GOP Shutdown, Day 3

The noose is tightening on the TeaOP and especially on the house GOP leadership. They can, of course, continue the theatrics for some time longer (though not indefinitely), but with every passing day and every editorial weigh-in, it's looking worse and worse for the arsonists in the teahadist wing of the GOP. To start with, many of the tea party-aligned arsonists currently dead-set on burning...

News From #GOPshutdown, Day 2

I missed this one yesterday amid all the stoopla, but Andrew Sullivan (of all people) had one of the definitive pieces yesterday on what Twitter (and everyone else except GOP legislators in DC) is calling the GOP Shutdown. His piece leads with the full-page headline of the NY Daily News from yesterday ("House of Turds"), but there was much more underneath: How does one party that has lost two...