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National debt news and analysis from The Nation
June 13, 2022
What the French Really Owe Haiti
Compensation for a history suffused with violence that left physical wounds and psychological trauma.
Marlene L. Daut
April 6, 2022
How Can Puerto Rico Escape the Debt Trap?
When it comes to Puerto Rico, the questions of debt haunt everyday life and shape the colonial reality of the island.
January 5, 2021
How Biden Can Help End the Country’s Debt Crisis
Right now, Americans are drowning in debt.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
August 28, 2020
Time for Democratic Deficit Hawks to Go the Way of the Dodo
Try as they may, Democrats still can’t help being the party of deficit fetishism.
June 3, 2020
Debt Relief for Tyrants Is a Terrible Idea
Bernie Sanders and Ilhan Omar want to cancel the debts of the world’s poorest countries. In some cases, that’s a big mistake.
Helen C. Epstein
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November 7, 2019
Debt Is Holding Black Americans Hostage
To break free, we need an honest conversation about reparations and forgiveness on a mass scale.
April 8, 2019
Donald Trump’s Ugly, Myth-Busting Presidency
In two years, President Trump destroyed the illusion of good governance that past administrations had been selling us for decades.
Andrew J. Bacevich
April 17, 2018
The GOP Tax Cuts Are Such a Blatant Scam That They Might Change the Whole Conversation
Are Democrats finally learning to refuse to play the “pay-for” game?
September 7, 2017
Did President Trump Really Strike A Deal That Screwed Republicans?
The whole question revolves around whether Democrats actually want to play hardball.
July 25, 2017
A Guide to Trump’s $1 Trillion Defense Bill
This from a president who promised new efficiencies in government.
William D. Hartung