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Watching the news...from London

As I write this, we are watching the 10pm news in London, on our affiliate ITN. We just listened to a man, a recipient of British welfare benefits, saying he'll no longer be able to live in the U.K. because of what happened there today.

While the circumstances are wildly different, as are our two countries, try to envision today's news in the U.K. happening here. Try to imagine the reaction to the across-the-board cuts, which will change life in the U.K. No new schools for years. No new aircraft carriers for years. It’s a re-structuring of a modern society, the likes of which we've not seen in the modern era. It may be a useful exercise for all "Western" nations.

We hope you can join us tonight.