The loudest Republicans have failed to produce any coherent strategy to rein in deficits.
A government shutdown won’t actually improve America’s fiscal trajectory.
Republican hardliners can’t seem to quell their almost Freudian compulsion to lose.
The window is closing to fund the government before the September 30 deadline.
A potential compromise brokered over the weekend appears dead on arrival due to hardliner objections.
Plus: The House and Senate deal with shutdown drama.
Plus: So much for the hopes for a room-temperature superconductor.