Week of October 14, 2013

Roundup Top 10!





#1 Congress: The Joke's On Us
by Jonathan Zimmerman

Maligning Congress is easier than looking in the mirror.

LOS ANGELES TIMES


#2 Liberals, Stop Whining and Do Something
by Julian Zelizer

If liberals really want change, they need to make it happen at the grassroots level.

CNN


#3 Lessons From the Great Default Crisis of 1975
by Kim Phillips-Fein

Thirty-eight years ago to this day, New York City almost went bankrupt.

WALL STREET JOURNAL


#4 Maxed Out
by Ruth Rosen

Feminists have always known we can't "have it all."

TRUTHDIG


#5 Congress Has Been This Dysfunctional Before
by David Stebenne

And the results weren't pretty.

HISTORY NEWS NETWORK


#6 Natural Disaster Politics: East & West, Past & Present
by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

There's nothing distinctly modern about catastrophes bringing political issues to a boil.

HUFFINGTON POST


#7 Curiosity Set Sail with Columbus
by Joyce Appleby

Columbus's discoveries pried loose European curiosity from the vise put in place by the medieval church.

LOS ANGELES TIMES


#8 Tea Party Wants to Take America Back to the Eighteenth Century
by Joseph J. Ellis

Their ultimate destination is the 1780s and our dysfunctional government under the Articles of Confederation.

LOS ANGELES TIMES


#9 When Debt-Ceiling Politics Was Bipartisan
by Stephen Mihm

President Barack Obama is hardly the first president forced to play debt-ceiling politics.

BLOOMBERG


#10 Their Genocide, Our History, Our Present
by Warren Rosenblum

The T-4 program is still worthy of study.

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH



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