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Given the intersection of difficult economic and political choices--and a political class which has learned that avoiding such choices is usually the best way to guarantee reelection--it remains to be seen whether the American people will keep the pressure on their Representatives to stop spending before the economy spirals down to a level far worse than has been experienced the past several years.
In the meantime, her best friend, Avy, spirals down his own dangerous path in pursuit of his acting dreams.
This activity is believed to stem from instabilities in an accretion disk of gas that spills off a normal star and spirals down onto a white dwarf.