AM Briefing (7/19/11): Debt ceiling debate continues, poverty, Iran and more

Why aren’t we working with Japan and India? (Washington Post)

Will Rupert Murdoch step down? (ThinkProgress)

And maybe tabloids don’t deserve the First Amendment (LA Times)

What McConnell’s plan does (Politico)

Who is the real ideologue in the debt ceiling debate? (LA Times)

Balanced budget amendment in times of emergency (Cato)

Explaining the hostility toward the NLRB (LA Times)

Did “too-big-to-fail” cause the financial crisis? (Cato)

Good Things and politics (New York Post)

How to empower Iranians, not Iran (National Review)

Are the poor in poverty? (ABC)

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He blogs and hosts a podcast at and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.


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