The New York Times has an editorial today saying that the "McConnell Rule" was used quietly to broker the debt ceiling extension last week, link here. The rule allows the president to raise the debt ceiling, and Congress gets a chance to disapprove, which the president could veto, requiring 2/3 votes in both houses. The editorial links to a National Review interview with Mitch McConnell. The the McCoinnell rule really "the law"? If so, why did we go through all this?