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There are no comparisons—Obamacare stands alone.
When it comes to his signature health care law, the president's margin for error is shrinking.
The administration apparently learned nothing from Romneycare's initial missteps—as demonstrated in HealthCare.gov's feckless debut.
When you've lost Jon Stewart ... you know the Obamacare rollout was a disaster.
A disaster that applies external pressure to entrenched partisans has always driven lawmakers to find common ground. It isn't working this time.
Today's budget standoff is a direct and predictable outgrowth of the collapse of the appropriations process, which was relatively intact in 1995.
The issues being fought over now are trivial compared with those that led to the shutdown in 1995, yet the consequences of stalemate are far larger.