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At last, can they do their jobs?

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I realize I watch Congress from the far reaches of the hinterland and it is likely I am a typical ignorant rube, but what was that all about? The crisis, the shutdown, the edging toward default, the toying with the prospect of not paying debts or obligations, the late-night Washington-behind-closed-doors drama, the gasping TV hosts — what did all that accomplish?

Apparently the great design of this political universe, the push of the invisible hand, the work of the great…

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