Ezra Klein COMPARES two looming deadlines facing Congress and finds one more scary than the other:
There are two fiscal crack-ups on offer this fall. One is a government shutdown. That’s bad, but it’s not a catastrophe. The other is breaching the debt ceiling. That’s a complete and utter catastrophe.
The timeline here is cold and unforgiving: Absent action, the government shutdown will happen at the end of this month. The debt ceiling could collapse as soon as Oct. 18.
If the GOP needs to lose a giant showdown in order to empower more realistic voices and move forward, it’s ...