Why Are We Here?

Reporting on Politics and Policy.
July 6 2011 12:09 PM

Why Are We Here?

My new story, right here, takes you inside the least heated emergency sesson of Congress in quite some time. Members of the House and senators are back in town, ostensibly, because they need to be around to solve the debt crisis. And they are talking some about solving the debt crisis. But do they even need to be here?

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. You can reach him at daveweigel@gmail.com, or tweet at him @daveweigel.