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  1. government shutdown
    The Government Shutdown Is Exposing the Stupidity of Government ShutdownsThe rules governing which parts of the government stay open are, to use a technical term, “not smart.”
  2. last night on late night
    The Revolution Will Begin at Newark AirportGive us liberty or give us the TSA.
  3. astute observations
    Cardi B Has Some Very Pointed Opinions About the Government Shutdown“Our country is in a hellhole right now.”
  4. astute observations
    Cardi B Has Some Very Pointed Opinions About the Government Shutdown“Our country is in a hellhole right now.”
  5. government shutdown
    Coulter and Limbaugh Keep Pressure Up on Trump to Keep Government ClosedWho is Trump going to listen to? His conservative allies or everybody else?
  6. government shutdown
    Pelosi Strongly Suggests That Trump Postpone State of the UnionThere’s no reason the House should have to host Trump’s televised speech, particularly when he’s shut down the government.
  7. government shutdown
    If TSA Workers Go on Strike, Trump Might Relish the Chance to Play ReaganIt’s unclear if Trump could follow Reagan’s strategy for defeating striking air traffic controllers. Unpaid TSA workers might be tempted to try him.
  8. good causes
    How America’s Restaurants Are Helping Unpaid Government WorkersThe shutdown has brought out the best in the country’s hospitality industry.
  9. government shutdown
    The Longer the Shutdown Lasts, the More It Hurts the EconomyEven the White House’s own economic adviser is warning about the damage inflicted by the never-ending shutdown.
  10. government shutdown
    Trump Recalls 50,000 Furloughed Employees Who Now Get to Work Without PayThe administration’s furlough plans are now turning into Swiss cheese as exceptions are made for services that seem politically essential.
  11. government shutdown
    Guess What? Republicans Represent Federal Employees, TooThose who think of federal employees as Democrats electing Democrats to office should take a closer look at where “bureaucrats” live.
  12. government shutdown
    Furlough the Beast: Anonymous Trump Official Calls for Lengthy ShutdownA pernicious voice whispers to Trump, via a Daily Caller op-ed, that he can shrink the government simply by keeping parts of it shuttered.
  13. native americans
    Trump’s Policies for Native Americans Are Worse Than His Elizabeth Warren JabsTrump accelerated his racist attacks on Elizabeth Warren this weekend. But his policies affecting Native Americans are far worse than his words.
  14. government shutdown
    The Government Shutdown Is Making Airports Even More HellishTravelers are seeing long security lines, and some TSA workers, who typically make very little, are struggling to pay their bills.
  15. the national interest
    There Are 3 Ways to End the Shutdown. Trump Refuses All of Them.Trump continues to cling to the delusion that Democrats will pay a ransom to reopen the government.
  16. q&a
    A Flight-Safety Inspector Explains the Very Real Perils of the ShutdownAirline inspectors are among the many government workers affected by the shutdown. Here’s how their absence from the job introduces real dangers.
  17. government shutdown
    It’s Official: We’re in the Longest Government Shutdown EverThe only path to a reopened federal government right now seems to be a national emergency declaration loaded with legal and political pitfalls.
  18. big boy
    Toddler-in-Chief Doesn’t Wanna ‘Do’ a National EmergencyBut he might!
  19. the wall
    Trump May Fund the Wall With Cash Meant for Actual EmergenciesAs Trump prepares to reroute $13.9 billion in natural disaster funding, Democrats get ready to slow him down in court and in the House.
  20. the wall
    Republicans Fear Trump’s Fake National Emergency Could Pave Way for a Real OneMarco Rubio thinks out loud: You wouldn’t want some Democrat to use special powers on climate change, would you?
  21. government shutdown
    Federal Workers Are Mad As HellWith little progress to end the partial government shutdown, federal workers are taking to the streets, and the courtroom.
  22. the wall
    Trump Never Actually Believed in the WallIt seems unlikely that Trump actually thinks a wall is his best border security option. But now, he is stuck with it.
  23. government shutdown
    GOP Leaders Search for a Budget Deal as Trump Fumes, Stonewalls DemocratsRepublican senators are reportedly interested in trading wall funding for immigration reform, including protection of DACA and TPS.
  24. government shutdown
    Trump Poised to Declare National Emergency After Failing to Show There Is OneThe president seems to be going through the motions of negotiating, just like he went through the motions with his Oval Office speech.
  25. government shutdown
    The FDA Can’t Do Its Job During the ShutdownAlmost all domestic food inspections have been suspended.
  26. california wildfires
    Trump Threatens Literal Scorched-Earth Policy to Punish CaliforniaIn apparent anger at California’s – and Nancy Pelosi’s – resistance to his policies, Trump again talks of cutting off disaster relief for wildfires.
  27. the national circus
    Frank Rich: With Trump’s Speech, the Networks Surrendered to Bill ShineThe Oval Office address about the southern border was straight out of a master propagandist’s playbook.
  28. government shutdown
    Trump Wastes an Oval Office Address on the Same Old Border Crisis RapWith nothing new to say, Trump just recited the familiar lies and misrepresentations.
  29. the national interest
    The U.S. Doesn’t Have a Border Crisis. Trump’s Campaign Does.A president trapped by his own laziness and ignorance flails hopelessly.
  30. prisons
    The Problem With Prison Isn’t Steak and Pie on HolidaysOutrage over federal prisoners being fed well on New Year’s Day while prison workers go unpaid due to the shutdown is ridiculous.
  31. politics
    A National Emergency Declaration Could Give Trump Authoritarian PowersTrump may only be looking for a way to get his wall built, but he could soon discover that the declaration comes with all sorts of new powers.
  32. the national interest
    Pence Says Trump Thought Presidents on TV Were Talking Privately to HimAlternatively, when Trump said former presidents urged him to build the wall, he was just lying.
  33. politics
    Trump May Invoke Emergency Powers to Fund the WallAdd it to the list of constitutional crises.
  34. government shutdown
    Democrats Say They’ll Shut Down the Senate Until It Reopens the GovernmentTrump’s got his “national emergency” alternative, but Democrats could stop regular Senate business until the chamber deals with the shutdown.
  35. the national interest
    Trump Literally Did Not Understand What a Shutdown Would DoThe Trump administration’s shutdown was planned about as well as everything else Trump has done.
  36. government shutdown
    Two Weeks Into Shutdown, Hundreds of TSA Agents Have Stopped Showing Up for WorkWith the shutdown freezing their pay, many TSA workers are calling in sick to work second jobs or save money on child-care costs.
  37. the national interest
    Rich People’s Houses Have Walls. Also Roofs. The U.S. Should Have a Roof.Trump is totally right that what’s good for a house is good for the country.
  38. government shutdown
    Republican Senators Facing Tough Reelections Break With Trump on ShutdownYes, some of Trump’s Senate critics are no longer around. But Cory Gardner and Susan Collins are restive, and Lisa Murkowski hasn’t gone anywhere.
  39. government shutdown
    Trump’s Leverage in the Shutdown Fight: His Own NihilismTrump has manufactured a real crisis in the name of a fake one. Now, he’s betting Democrats have less tolerance for inflicting suffering than he does.
  40. government shutdown
    Latest White House Meeting on Government Shutdown Resolves NothingGoes to show that a lot of lower-level spadework and a ripening of political conditions must precede any deal to reopen the government.
  41. government shutdown
    Elusive Wall-for-DACA Deal Could Be Key to Ending Government ShutdownTrading relief for Dreamers for wall funding has long been on (or near) the table in Trump’s talks with Dems. But will he finally agree to a deal?
  42. power
    Poop Is Piling Up in National Parks Thanks to Government Shutdown“Once those port-a-potties fill up, there’s no amount of cleaning that will save them.”
  43. government shutdown
    The Government Shutdown Will Continue As Long As Trump Thinks It Benefits HimThe GOP-controlled Senate won’t act without Trump, and he thinks he’ll come out on top in a long shutdown battle — despite evidence to the contrary.
  44. the wall
    Trump: Give Me a Wall or I’ll Engineer a RecessionThe president promises to close the southern border to all commerce if Congress refuses to fund his monument to American xenophobia.
  45. government shutdown
    Feds to Furloughed Workers: Try Bartering for RentThe government suggests workers trade manual labor for a deal on rent.
  46. government shutdown
    Trump Is Losing the Shutdown Fight in a RoutTurns out, holding the government hostage to an unpopular policy goal is not a good way to expand one’s narrow base of support.
  47. the wall
    The Insurmountable Obstacle to Trump’s WallCongress can’t agree on what Trump’s wall is, because Trump can’t admit what it’s for.
  48. government shutdown
    Trump’s Border-Wall Shutdown Battle Drags On, With No End in SightNeither side has any incentive for a quick deal to return things to normal.
  49. government shutdown
    Partial Government Shutdown Will Go On Past ChristmasThe shutdown will now last until at least December 27 after negotiators failed to reach a compromise on Saturday.
  50. the grinch
    White House Delivers Chaos, Poverty, Misery for the HolidaysFrom the Mattis resignation to a looming shutdown, the White House is making sure everyone has a terrible holiday.
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