No links post this morning with the holiday, such as it is. I'm not sure what I'll be writing here today...I will be over at Greg's place and PP.
And new columns. At TAP, I argue for Madisonian democracy against the wave of hits its taken during the shutdown (and in particular, from Dylan Matthews).
Over at Salon over the weekend, I push back against predictions of long-term doom for the GOP. As I've said before, I do think that if Republicans win the presidency in the near future that there's a good chance they'll have difficulty governing, and they're obviously having difficulty governing as far as control of the House is concerned.
One more: back on Friday, I hit Republicans over the debt limit. Remember: it's not just that they're demanding a ransom for the debt limit, which would be pretty bad -- but we're now only days away, and they haven't yet decided on what ransom to ask for.
Meanwhile...here are some links to the ones that I've written about the shutdown/debt limit fight that I think hold up pretty well. Well, mostly pretty well. I thought Boehner was a smart enough politician that he would probably have avoided it (although see the last link). Otherwise, I think these are still useful:
Not another budget apocalypse: the basic structure of the confrontation.
Extortion for the sake of extortion: how I see the basic position of the radicals.
The Day After Shutdown: how things play out if a shutdown happens (and therefore, why Boehner should have avoided it).
My five biggest worries: about why a shutdown could happen even though Boehner should have been avoiding it.