Alex Koppelman on Joe Biden's gun talks, Kimberley Strassel on gun control roadblocks, Paul Krugman on why we should mint the trillion-dollar coin, Stephen Carter on why we shouldn't, Eleanor Clift on Obama's chief of staff search.
The best romances are the short ones. The dream of the White House minting a platinum coin worth $1 trillion to avoid a debt ceiling crisis is officially done.
Press Secretary Jay Carney is a hero among the (too?) many passionate media members in love with the fringe plan of minting a $1-trillion coin to avert a debt-ceiling hostage situation after he somehow refused to completely rule out the plan.
We thought the point of a trillion-dollar coin wasn't about the coin itself so much as what an idea that crazy said about Republicans' idea of compromise these days. Tell that to Greg Walden of Oregon.
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