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Essay: Meaning of Debt Ceiling Deal

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A deal has been cut to temporarily lift the debt ceiling through December. The nation has seen this kind of showdown before that could have forced the U.S.into default. Michael O'Loughlin, professor emeritus at Salisbury University, examines what these kinds of standoffs mean.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.