- "Has the United States ever defaulted on its debt? Yes. It did so in 1790 and in 1933 as well." Over at the Historical Society, Randall Stephens writes about "Life and Debt in the US."
- In a New York Times op-ed, historian Tera Hunter (Princeton) discusses the controversial statement about slave families included in the socially conservative pledge "The Marriage Vow."
- At the Chronicle of Higher Ed, Stanley Katz (Princeton) takes on the hot topic of faculty productivity.