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  1. the 99 percent
    Occupy Wall Street Changed EverythingTen years later, the legacy of Zuccotti Park has never been clearer.
  2. politics
    Manchin and Sinema Prepare Their New Demands for Fellow DemocratsWhile the Democratic centrists voted for the budget blueprint, they want potentially conflicting concessions for their votes on the final product.
  3. just asking questions
    We’ll Need Mass Debt Forgiveness to Recover From the CoronavirusEconomist James Galbraith argues that a debt jubilee is a “practical necessity” for reestablishing a functioning economic system.
  4. The Trump Economy Is a Gilded MediocrityFive reasons why the American economy is far weaker than mainstream commentary suggests.
  5. Obamacare Is Reducing Medical DebtSocialized medicine works, according to economists’ estimates.
  6. politics
    John Heilemann on Morning Joe: The Post-Fiscal Cliff FightsTime for more cuts.
  7. politics
    Former Huntsman Staffers and Vendors Furious Over Unpaid Bills Campaign debts include a $356,000 bill for an ad-maker.
  8. the national interest
    Republican Budget Offer: Still NothingThe GOP rejects a rather conservative Democratic proposal out of hand.
  9. scary things
    An Indonesian Man Died During Citibank Debt CollectionIt’s bad PR for the bank in the world’s largest Muslim country.
  10. downgradepocalypse
    China Might Be Just As Screwed As We AreWhy our downgrade has them really, really worried.
  11. money woes
    Harry Reid Will Give GOP Senators a Chance to Show Their Enthusiasm for Cutting MedicareHe’s loving this.
  12. money woes
    Americans Still Don’t Want to Cut Anything We Actually Spend Money OnSurprise surprise.
  13. mediscare
    Obama on Mediscaring, Then and NowThen: Let’s not scare old people about our Medicare proposals. Now: Paul Ryan hates your grandma.
  14. what other people think
    How They’re Reacting to Obama’s Budget SpeechLiberals: “Great!” Conservatives: “Biggest pile of trash ever.”
  15. money woes
    President Obama Explains Why His Plan Is Better Than Paul Ryan’sAlso: why government is good!
  16. debt
    Students: You Will Be in Debt Forever Unless You Write a Best-Selling BookAnd even then you could get screwed.
  17. budget wars
    The Rise of the Budget FundamentalistsWhen the need for spending cuts becomes a religious belief.
  18. Infighting
    Conservatives Angle for Huge Budget Cuts [Update]Republicans are finding they can’t please everybody.
  19. cable news
    Talk Box: Tax-Cut Extension Would Lead to More Borrowing From ChinaMSNBC’s ‘Countdown’ investigates the huge amounts the U.S. will have to borrow from countries like China and Russia.
  20. early and awkward
    Republicans Already Out of Ideas to Reduce the National DebtTwo party leaders can’t name a single thing the GOP would do.
  21. the new red scare
    The Global Debt Crisis Is the New Cold WarThe furor over Greece is just one of many small panics we can expect to see in the coming years.
  22. secretary of awesome
    The Many Diplomatic Faces of Hillary ClintonHow our secretary of State deftly adapted to every situation as she traveled the world.
  23. white men with money
    Sumner Redstone Not So Adamant About Keeping CBS AnymoreIt’s amazing what a little $800 million impending debt payment will eventually do to a man.