Debt Deal

Will the last-minute debt deal solve anything?  Tom puts it to the Smell Test.  Plus, the Tea Party has clearly arrived.  Will their influence grow from here?  And, why did the markets jump today and then suddenly drop?  Is the debt ceiling deal good for Wall Street?  Will it help theUSavoid a downgrade?

Best Days Over?

A new survey found over one third of Americans say our best days are over.  Why all the pessimism?  Tom asks if you still have hope in our country's future.  Plus, terrible manufacturing numbers have been released, and GE is reportedly shipping more jobs overseas!

Ban on Kids?

Is it fair to ban kids from restaurants and other businesses?  We've all had to deal with annoying kids while dining, but are kids the problem ... or their parents?