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Shutdown Theater, 2015 Edition
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Commentary/Politics

Category: Guest Commentaries

2015-10-05 15:25:58

Last week we saw what’s become a regular headline: “Republicans Threaten Government Shutdown.” This year’s excuse was a feud over whether to continue writing an annual $500-million corporate-welfare check to Planned Parenthood.

With bated breath, the mainstream media informed us that the usual suspects on Capitol Hill were “working feverishly” to avoid the “shutdown.” If they hadn’t worked out a deal, the media would have squeezed a few more days or weeks of purple prose out of this fake calamity.

Yes, fake.

There was not going to be any “government shutdown.” There’s never been one, nor is one likely in the future. Or at least not until the U.S. government as we know it “shuts down” for good. (Yes, that will happen someday; nothing lasts forever.)

Nor are these fake “shutdowns” anything close to calamities. At worst they’re mild inconveniences, and then only because Americans have acquiesced in government doing far too many things for far too long.

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Ted Rall: What Would You Do for a Month?
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Lifestyle

Category: Ted Rall

2013-10-20 21:58:56

Ted Rall: Let Them Keep It
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Lifestyle

Category: Ted Rall

2013-10-14 02:19:38

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