Yglesias Award Nominee

"Will the American people be better off if this law passes relative to the alternative? In the final analysis, the answer is undoubtedly yes. I came to Congress to make tough decisions—not to run away from them," – Paul Ryan, explaining why he broke ranks with Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy.

My take on the deal and Obama's long game is here. Reax from the blogosphere is here and here.