Trillion Dollar Coin: Posts on Legality and Constitutionality

By: Saturday January 5, 2013 6:40 pm

Enthusiasm for using Platinum Coin Seigniorage (PCS) to produce a Trillion Dollar Coin, or coins totaling a few trillion dollars continues to increase. The twitterverse went mad two nights ago around #mintthecoin, a hashtag originated by MMT’s Stephanie Kelton, which by yesterday morning had become the 5th most highly trending topic on twitter.

Meanwhile, the blogosphere continued to produce more points of view on the Platinum Coin.

 

County Recorder in Massachusetts Goes After MERS

By: Wednesday December 1, 2010 3:45 pm

This came out yesterday. A deed recorder in South Essex, Massachusetts, is basically taking on MERS. And could win.

Progressive Caucus Will Gain Members After Elections

By: Wednesday November 3, 2010 3:30 pm

Democrats picked up three seats from Republicans, making good on some prior anomalies and realigning correctly. Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01), Cedric Richmond (LA-02) and John Carney (DE-AL) all won. Of those, I would say Hanabusa and Richmond will join the Progressive Caucus. In AL-07, Terri Sewell replaced Artur Davis. She’s a lot more progressive than he ever was, and she will likely join the caucus. David Cicilline (RI-01), the replacement for Patrick Kennedy and another openly gay member of Congress, is likely to join (Patrick Kennedy never did). The race that a progressive lost in a primary, Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (MI-13), was over ethical issues, and she’ll be replaced by Hansen Clarke, likely to join the caucus.

What’s likely, then, is an increase in the ranks of the Progressive Caucus numbers. Even if they opened the floodgates on the Blue Dog Caucus, which they limit, they won’t increase their numbers.

FDL’s Big Midterm Election Liveblog (Part Two): Dems Flip DE House Seat

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 5:19 pm

Welcome to part two of FDL midterm election night liveblog (link to part one). For the most recent list of FDL top 108 House races to watch tonight go here You can also find my list of the twelve House races in early closing states that should give you a sense of how the night will go look here.

So far the results for Democrats have been very bad but don’t indicate that it will be a historic 70 seat plus tsunami.

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