Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas: The Republican Party’s problem, in two sentences:
Here's the Republican Party's problem, in two sentences: It would be a disaster for the party to shut down the government over Obamacare. But it's good for every individual Republican politician to support shutting down the government over Obamacare…. Politics is rife with collective-action problems…. The best way to understand the plight of the modern GOP is that the party leadership is no longer powerful enough to solve its collective-action problems.