The Koch brothers are against it. Jim DeMint is against it. The longterm unemployed should be against it — because it drops their benefits. But Paul Ryan and Patty Murray have made a budget deal that the president backs and the speaker backs, and Washington brinkmanship could be on hold. For now. Maybe.
While no one was looking, Congress might have actually sealed a budget deal. Via New York Times.
Ezra Klein explains what’s in the new Ryan-Murray budget deal. Via Washington Post.
The article that’s gone viral, on why poor people make bad decisions. A poor person explains.
Andrew Cohen asks why Supreme Court justices only change one way on death penalty. Via the Atlantic.
Ruth Marcus: Rand Paul gets the Scrooge award. But only because he deserves it. Via Washington Post.
If you snooze, you lose. Just like they always told you. Via the New Yorker.
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