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Weaponizing the Debt Limit Should Not Be Normalized

Josh Bivens and Samantha Sanders Economic Policy Institute
President Biden should do “whatever it takes” to avoid an economic catastrophe. House GOP-led efforts are to blame for the impending debt crisis. In 2011, the GOP’s demands for massive spending cuts sabotaged the Great Recession recovery.

The Constitution Has a 155-Year-Old Answer to the Debt Ceiling

Eric Foner New York Times
“The validity of the public debt of the United States,” the 14th Amendment declares, “shall not be questioned.” If Congressional Republicans violate this, President Biden, acting along, should do as the Constitution requires.

Why Are American Samoans Not American Citizens?

Edward Hunt Foreign Policy in Focus
In a recently published brief, the Justice Department claimed that residents of U.S. territories do not have a right to U.S. citizenship under the Constitution.

Five Constitutional Amendments for Right Now

Zachary B. Wolf CNN
There can be long periods where it feels impossible to amend the Constitution. But then conditions change and in a very short period of time there can be three, four or five amendments. The heart of the story is progressive change.
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