I thought this video from the Washington Post is a nice explanation of what the fuss is about in Washington, DC.
If you don’t trust WaPo or anyone with a horse in this race (I can’t blame you), also go and check out factcheck.org for the latest fact checking from the politicians trying to frame the issue in their favor.
Hopefully things can be worked out to avoid a default, but we’ll see by the end of the week. Yay Congressional dysfunction!
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Matt Impink is a former US History Teacher and Education Policy Advocate. He is currently a Graduate Student at IU’s School for Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) in Indianapolis and currates the Civic Blog. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and tweets @mrimpink.