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Zakaria: U.S. Political Madness Takes Place Against a Backdrop of Astonishing Strength



House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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The United States’ debt ceiling crisis is, once again, provoking the usual commentary about the country’s presumed dysfunction. But the truth is that this unprovoked madness, causing self-inflicted wounds, is taking place against a backdrop of astonishing strength.

Could it be that it is precisely this backdrop of strength that allows Washington’s politicians — and the Republican Party in particular — to indulge in crazy political theater?

Read more from Fareed Zakaria at The Washington Post

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