HOSTAGE CRISIS. The debt ceiling vote may be the next one.
CLASS COMPROMISE. Here's an op-ed by yours truly about the Romans and us.
BUDGET BATTLE. A number of groups in West Virginia, including the American Friends Service Committee, have weighed in against a federal spending cap and cuts to programs like Medicaid. The issues have also divided the state's US senators, one of which (Rockefeller) is great on the issue.
GET YOUR DYLAN FIX here.
SPEAKING OF WHOM, it looks like Dylan's lyrics are the most cited of any writer in American legal decisions.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED