The dumbest debt ceiling fight yet
Republicans don't want to raise it and don't want to bargain either. Democrats believe that Republicans should provide them with the votes needed to raise or suspend the legislative limit on the amount of national debt incurred to avoid financial disaster. So why won’t they? This instalment of Slow Boring argues that the Republican's refusal is threatening the financial catastrophe of the US for the sake of disagreement.
From Matthew Yglesias