How bad is it? It’s so bad that I miss Newt Gingrich.

Paul Krugman on the sorry state of the legislature, which he likens to the Sejm in 18th century Poland. Krugman laments, “Rules that used to be workable have become crippling now that one of the nation’s major political parties has descended into nihilism, seeing no harm — in fact, political dividends — in making the nation ungovernable.”