Beyond the Debt Dealing: Walmart Sells Tea in Petrol Containers?

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The standoff over the debt ceiling continues.  Back and forth.  Tit for tat.  No progress.  Paralysis.  Stuff is happening in the world -- but there is absolutely no bandwidth for anything other than the debt ceiling debate.

So, I've been scrounging around for off beat social commentary -- and the "Alex & Liam Walmart Experience" is the very best thing to get one's mind off of Boehner and Cantor.

This video captures everything wrong and right about America in about 3 minutes -- not quite de Tocqueville, but you'll get the point.

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Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He writes frequently about politics and foreign affairs. More

Clemons is a senior fellow and the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank in Washington, D.C., where he previously served as executive vice president. He writes and speaks frequently about the D.C. political scene, foreign policy, and national security issues, as well as domestic and global economic-policy challenges.

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