Archived National Debt Articles
These articles were timely when written. Many were in response to specific news items. They still contain important principles and ideas.

Greater Debt in 3 Weeks Than All of 2008
More Than Any Year in History
October 23, 2008

$700 Billion?
Maybe it's only 200 billion; maybe it's a trillion.
What does it mean?
September 25, 2008

$10 Trillion, and No Headlines
National Debt Passes a Milestone
October 4, 2008

The Debt
Right Now:

(National Debt Clock provided by

Many of the articles in this series were written when all of the numbers were much smaller. Some of those articles are now in the archives. The principles they discuss are unchanged.

The data in the Numbers At a Glance article are updated monthly.