Whenever the establishment left and right agrees on something, writes Shikha Dalmia, expect a big assault on our democracy. That is the case with the emerging consensus that the debt ceiling should be dumped—for two years at least—in any deal that replaces House Speaker John Boehner's ill-fated fiscal cliff Plan B so that spending hawks can't later hold the economy hostage to extract cuts. But there are few external market checks on America's profligacy. Without strong internal political checks, it might well spend itself into oblivion.
Aggressive police tactics are likely to worsen the situation.
They're using their Second Amendment rights to protect local businesses from riots and looting.
What happened to staying at home to keep grandparents safe no matter what?
The Supreme Court could announce as early as Monday that it's revisiting qualified immunity, a doctrine that shields rotten cops from civil rights lawsuits.
That rate is much lower than the numbers used in the horrifying projections that shaped the government response to the epidemic.