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Sandra Day O’Connor Reads Democracy

In a recent oped in The Washington Post, former Supreme Court Justice O’Connor recommended Isabell Sawhill’s Democracy article, “Old News.”

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In a recent oped in The Washington Post, former Supreme Court Justice O’Connor recommended Isabell Sawhill’s Democracy article, “Old News.” In an article about the need for budget reform, O’Connor writes:

Rather than raise taxes or modify benefits, our leaders could continue to follow the path of least resistance, shifting even greater burdens onto the young and endangering the living standards of everyone else in the process. Brookings Institution senior scholar Isabel Sawhill, writing in this month’s Democracy Journal, warns of “realistic” budget deficits so large that by 2017, annual interest payments on the national debt would total $500 billion — three times the amount of annual war spending in Iraq.

You can read Sawhill’s article for us here, and you can read O’Connor’s piece here.

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The Editors of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas are Michael Tomasky (Editor), Jack Meserve (Managing Editor), and Sophia Crabbe-Field (Associate Editor).

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