Some people are claiming that there have been no alternatives to the Boehner debt plan proposed so how can President Obama even be talking about a compromise. Of course, there are many other plans. Here are three that I found in about 10 minutes of looking:
So America owes foreigners about $4.5 trillion in debt. But America owes America $9.8 trillion.
Recently at ONADC I got in a discussion with Laura Cochran about the news sources that I read and she suggested that I do a blog post about “Things that Laura Cochran should read”. I’ve done a post aimed at one person before and figured I might as well continue that. So here are the primary sources of news that I read. This doesn’t include the multitude of Google+, Facebook, Hacker News, Yammer and Twitter links that I click on or the various podcasts (most are from public radio) that I listen to.
I have two subscriptions on my kindle that I read pretty consistently: The New Yorker
and The International Herald Tribune. I look at every story in the New Yorker and read probably around 50% of the non-reviews. I also read all the cartoons. For the IHT, I generally read that on the train and bus to work. I rarely make it all the way through, but do look at all the headlines.
As a reminder of how important providing good customer service is, I read The Consumerist though not as regularly as I used to.
Local news is an area that I’ve had a recent addition. ARL Now has become one of my go to sites. I also like Greater Greater Washington. While it’s no longer local for me, I often read Beervana reminds me of all the great beers out there (and by there I mean Oregon).
My sources are somewhat fluid and I check out plenty of other sources when they are recommended to me. It was only a few weeks ago that I switch to IHT from the NY Times. I’m not sold on it yet and might switch papers again soon, mostly because I feel I find it too euro centric. I would love to find a paper that focused it’s coverage on the Africa, South America, and too a lesser degree, Central Asia, but I the kindle newspaper selection still isn’t the best.