Well, lefty mainstream at least. If Atrios says it, it’s pretty much accepted wisdom on the left in the United States. Atrios is the lefty, and sane equivalent of Glen Reynolds.
That’s why Atrios’s second short post about the Trilion Dollar Coin is worthy of passing along:
“I really don’t know why the administration doesn’t take the “mint the trillion dollar platinum coin” option seriously. It is, as far as I can tell, perfectly legal.” [Italics Mine]
Oh – it’s legal. Our own Beowulf was the first person to point out the Trillion Dollar Coin was legally possible. It’s in wikipedia. If Atrios knows about the TDC, we can be sure this the TDC is known by nearly everyone on the smart left. Atrios links to another piece on firedog lake where someone I do not know and have never emailed is writing about the TDC as though it’s totally common knowledge.