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  • The US is Politically Bankrupt

    by Rebecca L. Spang

    By provoking crisis over the debt ceiling, Republicans are failing to heed lessons from pre-revolutionary France. 



  • The Disturbing Precedent for McConnell’s Debt-Ceiling Brinksmanship

    by Lindsay M. Chervinsky

    Mitch McConnell's use of Senate rules and the body's disproportionate representation to ensure that Democrats who represent 41.5 million more people than Republicans are unable to govern. His tactics echo those of the antebellum Slavocracy. 



  • Garrett Epps: The Civil War Roots of the Debt Ceiling Crisis

    Congress wrote the 14th Amendment to guarantee the legitimacy of the United States' debt, because Southerners restored to power provoked a crisis over the respective war debts of the United States and the Confederacy.