THE GRAND BARGAIN LIVES! BY DAVID BROOKS
NEW YORK TIMES
Over the past few weeks, Washington has seemed dysfunctional. Public disgust has risen to epic levels. Yet through all this, serious people — Barack Obama, John Boehner, the members of the Gang of Six — have soldiered on. They’ve been responsible and brave. If you’re a Democrat, you hate to see domestic cuts. If you’re a Republican, you loathe revenue increases, even little ones. But this is the next step in the journey toward economic health. Standing still is not an option. Keep your reservations in mind, but let the mission continue.