HOT BLAST: Well, on the other hand ...
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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., walk down a Capitol Hill hallway Tuesday. On a TV appearance this morning, McCain said, "I have not seen" anything like the gridlock that now has left the country facing a federal government shutdown by Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, and Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., walk down a Capitol Hill hallway Tuesday. On a TV appearance this morning, McCain said, "I have not seen" anything like the gridlock that now has left the country facing a federal government shutdown by Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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The Atlantic's James Fallows is back on his hobby-horse with a new post, Your False-Equivalence Guide to the Days Ahead.

Here's his bottom line: 

This isn't "gridlock." It is the struggle within one party, between its traditionalists and its radical factions, with results that unfortunately can harm all the rest of us -- and, should there be a debt default, the rest of the world.   
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