debt ceiling

McConnell to Democrats: Get Ready for Another Debt Ceiling Fight!
May 01, 2015

Republicans will lose. But it could get ugly.

Ted Cruz Cannot Be Serious
March 23, 2015

And he makes a Hillary Clinton presidency more likely.

How John Boehner Can End Republicans' Shutdown Addiction
March 01, 2015

It's not ideal, but it might be his only option.

Now That Boehner Has Backed Down, Let's Fix The Debt Ceiling For Good
February 11, 2014

Debt brinkmanship has no place in democratic politics. This simple and reasonable legislation would end it.

Why the Tea Party Is Folding on the Debt Limit
February 10, 2014

The shutdown didn't break the Tea Party's fever. But it did stamp out some of its most dangerous delusions. 

House Republicans May Unite Around a Debt Ceiling Ransom But They Are Still Screwed
February 05, 2014

As Congress gears up for another showdown over raising the debt ceiling, we are left, as a society, with two choices. The first is to lift the debt ceiling and prevent a worldwide economic catastrophe.

Grover Norquist's Three Funniest Analogies for Ted Cruz
October 17, 2013

Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, came to the offices of The New Republic Thursday for a wide-ranging discussion on American politics and the future of the Republican Party.

How Obama, Reid, and Pelosi Stopped Republican Extortion
October 17, 2013

It’s over. The Senate voted yes. The House voted yes. President Obama signed the bill and, on Thursday, the federal government is open for business again.

Threatening Not to Raise the Debt Ceiling Is a National Security Issue, Too
October 16, 2013

If a body other than the Congress of the United States were actively contemplating a step that would, by the accounts of virtually all economists, tank the U.S.

The Republicans May Lose, But So Will You
October 15, 2013

Americans who want jobs or mortgages will suffer because John Boehner didn't have the guts to stiff the Tea Party