Detroit outlines a plan to get itself out of debt, salt shortages are making a snowstorm near you even worse, and another week of violence is igniting in Kiev. It's this week's look at What's Ruining Our Cities.
The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction has a pretty big problem: they have to find a way to keep our broke-ass country from financially imploding. They also appear to have just received their first computers over the weekend.
President Obama has requested that you tweet your representatives to help solve this whole debt ceiling mess. But if you live in, say Cleveland, that's a waste of time. Tweet at these pols—who can actually get stuff done—instead.
Charts are fun! They basically make the Internet go 'round these days, what with the sharing, the memes and the Reddit and whatnot. But not this one! This one is depressing. Ladies and gents, the U.S. debt, in visual form.