Tag Archives: politics

Roundup of viewpoints on the Debt Ceiling


Debt Deal: A Democrat’s Perspective (Audio) – August 1, 2011

Debt Deal: A Republican’s Perspective (Audio) – August 1, 2011

Debt Deal: The White House’s Perspective (Audio) – August 1, 2011

Carl ’60 Cent’ Kasell And The Debt Ceiling (Audio/Song) –

“NPR’s legendary newscaster Carl “60 Cent” Kasell explains everything…in a RAP!”

‘Satan Sandwich’: Cleaver Weighs In On Debt Deal (Audio) – August 2, 2011

Path Ahead For Debt Legislation Remains Uncertain by David Welna (Audio) – August 1, 2011

Debt Agreement Is An Answer But No Solution? by NPR Staff (Audio) – August 1, 2011

After Debt Deal, The Tea Party Has Staying Power by Liz Halloran – August 3, 2011

Prawfs Blawg

Can the Fed Use its Over-Draft Power to Get Around the Debt Ceiling? – Friday, July 29, 2011

Volokh Conspiracy

Natelson on the 14th Amendment and the debt ceiling  David Kopel  August 1, 2011 8:13 pm

Blog post referring to an audio Podcast

Whom Should the Treasury Department Pay First?  Russell Korobkin  July 29, 2011 12:46 pm


George Washington on the Debt Ceiling Crisis – Jason Mazzone (Monday, August 01, 2011)

Lessons From the States on the Debt Ceiling Crisis – Guest Blogger David Super  (Friday, July 29, 2011)

Becker-Posner Blog

The Depression, the Deficit Debacle, and the Debt-Ceiling Crisis—Posner 08/01/2011

Virtual Library Cat’s Eye View

News and Views from Ernster, the Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

Debt Ceiling, Explained  –  Saturday, July 30, 2011

Los Angeles Times Debt Ceiling News

Wall Street Journal Debt Ceiling News

Mail Online Could this be the end of America’s economic supremacy? By Dominic  Sandbrook



U.S. News: DADT Repealed! DREAM Act defeated.

This weekend in the U.S., many of us celebrated the repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” the statute that allowed individuals to be discharged from the military for being openly gay. For many, this represents a Presidential promise made by Bill Clinton, that is finally being fulfilled.

Although this is some evidence that President Obama’s sometimes  subtle political techniques,  seem to be working, those supporting the repeal should still be concerned that there is currently no timeline for the process of implementation.

Some might ask, what about our troops, how is this affecting their ability to function on the battlefield. The Marines for one intend to do just what they have always done, they intend to follow orders and to lead the way, but don’t take my word for it. In spite of his own personal opinions regarding the repeal, here’s what General James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps had to say in the New York Times article entitled A How-To Guide for a New Military “the Marine Corps will step out smartly to faithfully implement this new policy.”

While this progressive move by the U.S. government, distinguishes our culture of human rights from that of countries like Uganda, where being openly gay is illegal, the U.S. Senate giveth and the U.S. Senate taketh away.

From NPR, See: