GOP Obstinacy Doomed Supercommittee

By Eugene Robinson - November 22, 2011

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WASHINGTON -- No, the sun didn't rise in the west this morning. No, Republicans on the congressional supercommittee didn't offer meaningful concessions on raising new tax revenue. And no, "both sides" are not equally responsible for the failure to compromise. As usual, the two parties began with vastly different ideas of what it means to negotiate. Democrats envisioned meeting somewhere in the...

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