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In which former Senator Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., dances Gangnam Style. The reason? He wants young people to become involved in a discussion about cutting the national debt. Does this video inspire you to become involved?

The cover of the November 10 issue of National Journal.
The Final Act: Now Obama can work on his legacy. But first he must avert a recession, reduce the deficit, and make peace with Republicans. Here’s how.

The cover of the November 10 issue of National Journal.

The Final Act: Now Obama can work on his legacy. But first he must avert a recession, reduce the deficit, and make peace with Republicans. Here’s how.

“These arguments we have are a mark of our liberty.”

– President Obama 

“It wasn’t supposed to be this way, of course. Americans were said to be angry about everything from high gas prices to high unemployment. They’d take it out on someone: the “socialist Kenyan”, the tea party, incumbents of any stripe. But a funny thing happened. Voters who said we were on the wrong track decided to stay on the train anyway.”

After All That, Political Status Quo Remains

The cover of the November 3 issue of National Journal.
Republicans need more of these… Democrats need more of these: No matter what happens on Election Day, neither party can assume it has a sustainable electoral majority. By Ronald Brownstein

The cover of the November 3 issue of National Journal.

Republicans need more of these… Democrats need more of these: No matter what happens on Election Day, neither party can assume it has a sustainable electoral majority. By Ronald Brownstein