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  1. Without the Debt Ceiling or Shutdown, What Will Republicans Use As Leverage Now?Sequestration. And that will work about as well as this month’s bluff did.
  2. How Sequestration Is Ruining the Fourth of JulyThe U.S. will see slightly fewer explosions.
  3. Democrats ‘Lost’ Sequestration Two Years AgoAnatomy of a debacle.
  4. Frank Rich on the National Circus: Even Rand Paul Can Get It Right Once a TermThe senator’s performance art was admirable.
  5. Republicans Have Won a Budget Battle, But Not the WarThe question was never whether Republicans could start the fight, but whether they could finish it.
  6. The GOP Budget Divide: Don’t Know vs. Don’t CareLet’s try to sort.
  7. By the Way, It’s Really Called ‘the Sequestration’Sequester” is more of a verb.
  8. Tax Reform Now GOP Excuse Not to NegotiateThe oh-so-honest Paul Ryan explains himself.
  9. What the Hell Happened to Bob Woodward? [Updated]It’s the latest worst thing since Watergate.
  10. The Perfect Logic of Boehner’s Crazy Sequester StrategyIt’s kind of a very, very small jobs plan.
  11. The Republican Sequestration PlanOr lack thereof.
  12. The Weird Philosophy of Bob WoodwardThese aren’t the news reports you’re looking for.
  13. David Brooks, Obama Plan Birther, Repents! [Updated]Inside the fever swamp of the center.
  14. Smoking Machines, Video Games, and Other Republican Budget FantasiesA vivisection of one of the dumbest talking points ever.