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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

From the Debt Debate to a Hostage Revolt | The Nation

From the Debt Debate to a Hostage Revolt | The Nation
Editor's Note: Each week we cross-post an excerpt from Katrina vanden Heuvel's column at the WashingtonPost.com. Read the full text of Katrina's column here.

In the melodrama that is consuming Washington this hot summer, featuring the spectacle of how much Tea Party Republicans will be able to extort for agreeing not to blow up the economy, the values and priorities of most Americans were early casualties. That reality will drive—no matter what the resolution this week—new, independent citizen mobilizations challenging both Republican zealotry and Democratic cravenness.

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