On Game Change, how to deal with the deficit, and Jack Murtha, gone at 77: Mitch Perry Report 2.9.10

The political book Game Change continues to dominate in the best-selling charts, a month after its publication date.  Yours truly provides a review.

Everyone admits the federal deficit is becoming a serious problem.  But nobody agrees on what to do about it.  Which is why economist Jeffrey Sachs's piece in the current Time magazine is worth discussing and dissecting.

Pennsylvania Democratic Congressman John Murtha died yesterday at 77.  A controversial career and a controversial man, no doubt.  But also a man whose war record gave him cover to be a prominent Democrat to denounce the Iraq war back in 2005.

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