The One Sensible Budget in Washington
This week, Washington descends into its annual budget brawl. House Republicans unveiled their plan on Tuesday, with Senate Republicans to follow Wednesday. Their hope is to pass a common budget resolution through both bodies by mid-April. Their incentive is that if -- and that is a big if -- Republicans in the House and Senate can agree, they can use the process known as "reconciliation" to pass various right-wing passions by majority vote, no filibuster allowed.