Tag Archives: Government shutdown

Winners and Losers

Now that the budget fracas is over, who are the winners and losers? Who gets the blame for nearly causing a government shutdown? Democrats claim that the Republicans were to blame for trying to hold them hostage with ideological social … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Government Shutdown Averted

In an 11th hour sprint (literally), a budget deal has been reached to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year. The EPA and Planned Parenthood cuts are off the table. We will keep you up to date … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Nate Silver: Budget Politics in the Doldrums

Those of you who have been missing Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight columns since the New York Times went behind a (partial) paywall might want to spend one of your 20 “free” ganders at his latest column, “Budget Politics in the Doldrums.” With … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 140 Comments

WSJ/NBC Blame Game Poll Out Today

MSNBC released an advance peek into their poll with the Wall Street Journal on just whom would be held responsible for the possible government shutdown. A plurality of 37 percent say they would blame congressional Republicans if the current budget … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 40 Comments

Never Talk About Fight Club

So I think the Newt Gingrich government shutdown of 1994 is on again. There’s just no one talking about it. The Republicans are trying to usurp the elected government by not cooperating with it. I think I’d much rather come … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments