Debt Talk

by Richard Brookhiser

I will be on Need to Know on PBS tonight, talking about the debt showdown. In the pre-interview with the producer, I said the key to the whole situation was the word, “trillion,” which used to be a fantasy word — Lex Luthor will drop a trillion A-bombs on earth unless Superman stops him — but now is D.C. ho-hum. The Tea Party is a reaction to that development. Then I read Mark Steyn making a similar point in the Corner. Koch brothers sock puppetry, or Tous les beaux esprits se rencontrent? I report, you decide.

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