For the last couple of weeks, we've monitored the ups and downs of the nation's semi-almost-couldabeen-debt default crisis in the form of the Daily Default Dashboard. Now that there is a deal in place to pay the nation's bills until February, we can move the dashboard comfortably into the green, "Everything's groovy category."
We can also retire the feature. For now, at least!
What we don't know at this stage is whether the experience of the last three weeks has been sufficiently scarring to House Republicans that they will be disinclined to use the threat of not raising the debt ceiling as a cudgel to win policy concessions. For that, we need to wait until early next year.