Enough of this made-for-TV ‘cliff’ hysteria

December 14, 2012 at 6:00 pm in The Dickinson Press

As yet another make-believe Washington “crisis” looms, it’s tempting to suspect that the most fraught interludes in American politics derive from turning government into a TV show. Artificial deadlines, imaginary cliffs, villains and heroes a state of permanent emergency. These well-worn dramatic devices have been the stuff of serial melodrama from “The Perils of Pauline” through “24.” Continue Reading