Navigating The Sequester

While you weren’t looking, we put together a handy guide to the confusing debate over sequestration.

The short version is that partisan whining about how the sequester came into existence is a huge distraction from the more important, though badly misrepresented, fight over how to replace it. And both threads point away from the basic question of what the sequester is, how it works, and why it ought to be avoided.