Republicans and Democrats are blaming one another for impending cuts to the defense budget brought about by sequestration.
Something odd happened a few months ago as I weighed the various aspects of the dreaded Sequester Monster, a creature vilified across party lines.
A nation's choice between spending on military defense and spending on civilian goods has often been posed as "guns versus butter."
Just because the sequestration cuts are bad doesn't mean the defense budget should be sacrosanct.
With no time to recover from a thorough election day whooping, Republicans in a lame duck Congress are facing an even worse budgetary nightmare than last year.