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Sachs: Debt ceiling battle getting 'extremely weird'

07/01/11 12:04PM

Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Earth Institute: "This is a national breakdown that we're experiencing. I've just come back from two weeks of travel in Asia--I was in China, I was in the Middle East, I was in Europe. Nobody has politics like we have right now. And it's really not a matter of whether it's in Washington or not--nobody serious, no one's doing the slightest arithmetic, no one's actually looking at anything--this is a game, but it's a game for our country." read more

Must Read Op-Eds for July 1, 2011

07/01/11 11:09AM

Here are today's must read opinion and editorial columns.GREECE CAN BE SAVED -- HERE'S HOW TO DO IT  BY JEFFREY SACHSFINANCIAL TIMESIt’s hard to avoid the suspicion that G.O.P. leaders actually want the economy to perform badly. Republicans believe, in short, that they’ve got Mr. Obama’s number, that he may still live in the White House but that for practical purposes his presidency is already over. It’s time — indeed, long past time — for him to prove them wrong. TO THE LIMIT  BY PAUL KRUGMANNEW YORK TIMESIt’s hard to avoid the suspicion that G.O.P. read more

Morning headlines: Friday, July 1

07/01/11 05:54AM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?The Senate dropped its plans for a July 4 breakNew developments in the Strauss-Kahn caseMinn. government shuts down as budget talks failIs Treasury Secretary Geithner leaving?Mitt Romney uses closed Allentown shop to hit ObamaThe president is working feverishly at fundraisingThe FEC gave Colbert permission to form his 'Super' PACJustice Department to investigate deaths of two detainees in CIA custody read more

How Greece can be saved

How Greece can be saved

06/30/11 08:00PM

Must Read Op-Eds: Mika Brzezinski reads from Dr. Jeffrey Sach's Financial Times column "Greece can be saved – here's how to do it" and Paul Krugman’s New... watch