Opening Act: You and Me and a Dog Named Reagan

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Jan. 15 2013 8:32 AM

Opening Act: You and Me and a Dog Named Reagan

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MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 10: Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to the media after he toured the manufacturing facility at Beckman Coulter, a biomedical laboratory instruments manufacturer, on January 10, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The governor continues his push to create new business opportunities in the state and earlier in the week announced a plan to call on the State Legislature to eliminate the sales tax on equipment purchased by companies for their production plants. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Lucy Morgan reports the hell out of Gov. Rick Scott's awfully opportune* of a rescue dog.

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David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

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This is a movement that needs to be nurtured, particularly if the Congress flinches again and raises the debt ceiling. Jackson grasped the whole picture. He fought the monetary fight on every front. He had deep and abiding convictions. He talked about it in constitutional terms.
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Paying off the national debt under Jackson actually led to some unexpected disasters. Governments need to hold some debt, crazy as it sounds.

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*I changed my wording here -- I originally said "Indian-giving," and while I have no personal guilty feelings about the term, my usage was actually wrong.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

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