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Playing Games with American Power

Nina Hachigian argues that House Republicans should stop playing games with raising the debt ceiling and treat the issues with the seriousness it deserves.

Yesterday, the House Republicans staged a vote–predetermined to fail– on a measure to increase the U.S. debt ceiling. Nothing unusual here; this is standard political brinksmanship on Capitol Hill.

Unfortunately, this is not a standard political issue. American power and world economic stability are at stake.

The above excerpt was originally published in Democracy Arsenal. Click here to view the full article.

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Nina Hachigian

Senior Fellow

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