And Some Days the Bear Eats You: Clocking Out

How “The Big Lebowski” explains the fiscal deal.

The deal by the numbers.

A must-read: The history of the fiscal deal as a study in Congressional dysfunction.

Another take: it’s better than it looks.

Looking ahead: It’s cliffs all the way down.

Could we play offense, not defense, and actually expand the social safety net?

Related: “sensible economic policy faces a hostile audience in the court of elite opinion.”

The story behind the 47% video.