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Today the Huffington Post‘s Ryan Grim reported that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he will back President Obama in using his constitutional and executive authority to pay debts authorized by Congress. While President Obama has said he will not invoke the 14th Amendment to ignore the debt ceiling law, he has other options including authorizing the Treasury to mint platinum coins to cover existing debts. Atrios suggested putting Ronald Reagan’s picture on the coin. Would a Reagan Debt Coin be both politically savvy and historically just?