I've taken my shots at John Boehner, who has been considerably -- though not fatally -- diminished by the debt-ceiling fight. But it's also worth emphasizing that President Obama looks no better. Together, James Fallows, here at the Atlantic, and Ross Douthat, at the New York Times, do an excellent job of explaining why.
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