Comments for: Are the nation’s challenges bigger than its leaders?

Posted Jan. 02, 2013, at 12:02 p.m.

Have the nation’s leaders ever seemed smaller? It’s hard to remember when. Unable to do what they all understood needed to be done, they created last year a congressional “supercommittee” that was meant to function as Congress had ceased to function. To guarantee its success, they established a fail-safe mechanism: …

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