If I have to start the day by considering our nation's huge debt, it helps if Robert Reich is talking me through it. You can hear Reich's [brief] thoughts about the Republican plan to increase the debt limit by oh, say, hundreds of billions of dollars here.
Also, a documentary, "Fired" featuring Reich made its debut in Austin this week at the South by Southwest festival. SF Chronicle has a 15 minute podcast interview with the filmmaker, Annabelle Gurwitch. It's been about 80 some degrees in Austin this week too - next year I'm going to this.