Nimby McFearsum

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Declassified Legal Opinions Show How Surveillance State Was Born

Almost no one noticed when the book was quietly released this summer. It has perhaps the most benumbing title in publishing history. Yet inside this …

Not Raising the Debt Ceiling: A Crisis, If We're Lucky, a Historic Calamity If We're Not

If we don't raise the debt limit, we know we would get mega-austerity and maybe a new financial crisis. But just how bad could it get?<p><b>Scenario #1: Treasury can prioritize the debt, so we get austerity but not default</b>. Suppose the government doesn't pay its bills as they come due. Suppose instead it …

One Step Closer to Shutdown: House Republicans Pass Obamacare Delay

With Senate approval unlikely on Monday, the government will be out of money on Tuesday unless a last-minute deal emerges.<p><i>This post was updated on September 29, 2013 at 12:54 a.m.</i><p>The House approved a measure early Sunday morning that would fund the government through Dec. 15 while delaying …