The whole crazy "shut down the government over Planned Parenthood" pyschodrama continued to unfold in the House last night even as the GOP presidential debate was droning on. GOP leaders now have a new plan to let anti-abortion hardliners "vent" but to avoid shutting down the government.
If you missed the entire five-hour slogfest last night, I'm ... jealous. But more to the point, Ed Kilgore has the smart version of what you missed, which in truth wasn't a whole helluva lot. And that's partly the point.