T-minus-6 to U.S. deadbeat status.
The GOP lie on Obama as writer of "blank checks." (David Corn, Mother Jones)
GOP leaders voted for the debt drivers they blame Omama for. (Lisa Leher, Bloomberg)
Yes, some conservatives actually think U.S. would benefit from America's first default. (Ed Kilgore, New Republic)
Are we trading the American Dream for the Japanese nightmare? (David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy)
Taxing the wealthy wouldn't close the budget gap, but sure would help. (Jonathan Cohn, New Republic)
Hyprocrite Ron Paul brings home the pork for Galveston, decries spending in Congress. (Josh Harkinson, Mother Jones)