I agree with Ezra Klein. I don’t think the Supreme Court will rule in favor of Biden if he chooses that option to resolve the present impasse over lifting the debt ceiling. Don’t kid yourself that the right wing majority will have a light bulb moment and, acting contrary to character, see the righteousness of Biden’s position on the one hand and the duplicity of the Republicans in Congress on the other.

Politics anytime, but, especially at this moment and in this era, when our democratic institutions, rights, and values are under unprecedented assault, when the MAGA crowd is itching to take us into the dungeon of extreme authoritarian rule, requires utmost political sobriety and tactical flexibility, an absence of wishful thinking, the limitations imposed on our side due to divided government, and, not least, an ability to control and frame the narrative in a language that millions easily understand.