ANALYSIS: End to debt gridlock is not in sight

Monday, November 21, 2011 | 6:07 p.m. CST

WASHINGTON — The supercommittee's failure reflects the nation's divide: Americans crave both the Republicans' demand for low taxes and the Democrats' insistence on protecting social programs. So far, no group or leader has persuaded them they can't have both and there's no quick solution in sight.