House Republicans are refusing to raise the debt limit, threatening that the United States will default on its bond payments. But the Constitution has the solution for President Biden—that’s what historian Eric Foner says. He joins the podcast to shed light on a little-known section of the 14th Amendment.

Also on this episode, we’re still thinking about Victor Navasky, who died on January 23. He was editor or publisher of The Nation for 27 years, starting in 1978, and author of several books, including one about his life in magazines, titled A Matter of Opinion. We’ll listen to our conversation about that book, recorded in 2006.

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