Editors' Blog

Some Historical Background and Suggestions on the "Debt Ceiling" Question

Progressives are rightfully condemning the dirty debt deal and rightfully so.The CPUSA has made its position clear on what was a kind of double “hostage crisis,” that is, the Republican Right enforcing party discipline on the whole Republican party and then having the Democratic leadership and the Obama administration negotiate with them largely on their own terms, to the detriment of all except them.