What I’m reading this morning…

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (over breakfast…I’ve never actually read the series before, but my kids talked me into it and I’m enjoying them thoroughly.)
  • Results from the 2011 Youth National Climbing Championships…my younger son didn’t make it past the first round, but he learned some valuable lessons about how hard he’ll have to work if he wants to swim in the biggest ponds.
  • Debt Ceiling Options at Econbrowser. I’m sickened that there are those suggesting that the President can just ignore the debt ceiling…however, based on this President’s track record of respect for established law (Automaker bankruptcies, War Powers Resolution), it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if that were the course he chose. Don’t misunderstand, it’s Congress that has created this mess, and if the debt ceiling doesn’t get extended, I hope Congress is hoisted on its collective petard. I would just hate to see this Administration take another step toward further strengthening the executive at the expense of our nation’s laws. Related good reads on the debt ceiling: Bartlett, and Tribe.