Monday, July 11, 2011

The Short List - July 11, 2011

International
Domestic
  • The debt ceiling negotiations are set to continue today, the the parties still seem far apart and despite what was once a shared vision for a grand bargain, Speaker Boehner backed off of a major deal because it would likely have included $800 billion in tax increases, despite over all savings of over $4 trillion.  Paul Krugman reminds us(NYT) that much of our economic woes come in now small part from the excuses men (and women) create.

  • The case for nuclear fusion research directed by the government.  Did we wait for private investment to start the Manhattan Project?

  • Also, America F**k Yeah!  The U.S. women play in the semi-final match against France on Wednesday at 11:30am ET.

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