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Must Read Op-Eds for July 29, 2011

07/29/11 11:14AM

Here are today's must read opinion and editorial columns.THE CENTRIST COP-OUT  BY PAUL KRUGMANNEW YORK TIMESMany pundits view taking a position in the middle of the political spectrum as a virtue in itself. I don’t. Wisdom doesn’t necessarily reside in the middle of the road, and I want leaders who do the right thing, not the centrist thing... he American people have consistently stated, in poll after poll, that they want wealthy individuals and large corporations to pay their fair share of taxes. read more

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, at podium joined by fellow Republican leaders, talk to reporters about the debt crisis showdown during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 28, 2011. From left are: Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R...

Top Talker: House Vote on Boehner Debt Plan Delayed

07/29/11 09:21AM

 With just 4 days to go until the August 2nd deadline, House Republicans have called off a vote on Speaker John Boehner's plan to raise the debt ceiling.  The vote was scheduled for 6pm last night but was repeatedly delayed since Boehner didn't have the 216 votes needed to get it passed.  As the plan gets re-worked, Eric Cantor is now advising members that the House will be in session this weekend.  The Speaker's proposal that didn't make it to the floor, involves two steps.  The first includes a $900 billion increase to raise the debt ceiling, and  $917 billion in spending cuts over  read more