Recommended reading: "Republican eyes wide shut," by John Podhoretz. It's gratifying to me to see Podhoretz, Rubin and other vilified neocons emerge as voices of reason within the GOP. Meanwhile, Reason with a capital R is running things like this combo of sophistry and nihilism.
UPDATE 2:07 PM: "House GOP Considers Merging Shutdown and Debt Limit Fights." Pura locura.