Congress can end the debt ceiling crisis once and for all by changing the way the debt-ceiling is raised: unless a super-majority of Congress intervened, the debt ceiling could be raised automatically and keep us safe from economic collapse whenever necessary. No drama involved.
Why is this important?
Raising the debt ceiling, once considered a perfunctory duty of Congress to pay our bills, is now seen by reckless Tea Party Republicans as an opportunity to threaten and extort concessions from Democrats. This brinkmanship isn't just selfish and irresponsible -- it's deeply dangerous.