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debt problem? Hardly. It presents a chance for Republicans.

David Rothkopf: Debt limit “crises” are recurring moment of American political Kabuki. When power to raise debt limit is divided between Democrats and Republicans, getting to an agreement can be tedious. He says GOP will triumph if it can agree on a few reasonable demands; make those demands specific, understandable and public. Without a shared set of reasonable demands, Republicans will appear confused and divided. A rollback of nondefense discretionary spending to pre-pandemic levels?

That makes sense. Rep. Chip Roy would go further and give the Pentagon a budget haircut as well.