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Matt Lewis at The Daily Caller argues that taking a compromise deal allowed Republicans to avoid blame for the S&P downgrade (although David Axelrod and John Kerry are claiming otherwise) and any other negative consequences: In the few days since the debt ceiling was raised, the Dow has...

Thanks to reader and blogger Voting Female for alerting me to the new hashtag #ObamaDownGradeExcuse. Considering how much fun readers had with #BeforeBlackPresidents, there should be some good tweets and comments coming. Here's my contribution: ...

Consider this just an ideas open thread. Keep it clean, children could be reading. I'll start:  There is a deep sadness at the loss of members of SEAL Team 6.  Every soldier is valuable and mourned, but this tragedy seems to be special. Updates:  This chart from Division...

Pep Talk.  Pep Talk 2.  Pep Talk 3: The debt ceiling fight and "deal" were emotional, and many of you have been left feeling let down or betrayed.  Relations among people who agree on the goal but not the strategy have been strained. But keep things in perspective. Just months ago Obama...

I can't remember an issue on which I have been as conflicted as on the pending debt ceiling deal. No sugar coating.  It's not a good deal.  It does very little to solve the problem of our budget deficits and growing debt.  The law also leaves us...

Here it is. It's 74 pages.  We've heard various explanations of "the deal."  I have some views on the deal as explained, but I'd be interested in what readers find that may be at odds with what they're hearing or at odds with the Boehner PowerPoint. I...

Thanks to Katie for helping out this afternoon with updates, as I was traveling. I've heard bits and pieces, and posted last night the tentative deal.  Apparently there will not be any vote tonight, which is a good thing to me because we should get to...

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