The dumbest debate in Washington

A key fight between Speaker Boehner and President Obama right now is whether to count the trillion-plus in spending cuts from the Budget Control Act towards the total budget deal. The substance here is silly but the implications are serious.

By Ezra Klein December 4, 2012

What will the next ‘fiscal cliff’ look like?

Let's face it: Congress will probably kick the can down the road again. But that means they'll need a new set of punishments to push them to act in six months or a year. So what sort of fiscal cliff will they set up next time?

By Dylan Matthews December 3, 2012