The Blackmail Caucus, a.k.a. the Republican Party
By Paul Krugman, Sept. 28, 2015
John Boehner was of the House. Under his leadership, Republicans pursued an unprecedented strategy of scorched-earth obstructionism, which did immense damage to the economy and undermined America’s credibility around the world.
Still, things could have been worse. And under his successor they almost surely will be worse. Bad as Mr. Boehner was, he was just a symptom of the underlying malady, the madness that has consumed … [more]