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Government shutdown news and analysis from The Nation
January 8, 2019
Dear Media, Please Cut the Sob Stories About Trump Voters Hurt by Trump Policies
It’s time to focus on the people who’ve been fighting to stop him all along.
January 4, 2019
The Shutdown Has Turned Uncle Sam Into a Deadbeat Boss
Some 420,000 “essential” government employees have been forced to report to work during the shutdown—for free.
January 23, 2018
With a Shutdown Surrender, Democrats Left Millions of People Behind
Community health centers that serve millions are in serious danger.
January 23, 2018
The Chances for a DACA Deal Won’t Be Better in February
Trump doesn’t want to help the Dreamers—and Democrats must face what that means.
January 20, 2018
Donald Trump Owns This Shutdown
The president is so AWOL, he might as well be golfing at Mar-a-Lago.
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September 7, 2017
Did President Trump Really Strike A Deal That Screwed Republicans?
The whole question revolves around whether Democrats actually want to play hardball.
April 28, 2017
It’s Not a Government Shutdown. It’s a Right-Wing Coup.
Programs designed to help the vulnerable are gutted, while institutions designed to serve the rich and powerful remain unscathed.
Adam H. Johnson
November 14, 2015
November 14, 1995: The US Government Shuts Down Because of a Budgetary Standoff in Congress
“Last winter’s government shutdown, contrary to media reports, was not about innocent bystanders. It was about the broad scheme of power in the nation.”
October 1, 2015
The Political Power of Takin’ it to the States
After one government shutdown and a rally cry from the GOP for another, this progressive think tank is bringing progressive policy changes back to the state level.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 25, 2015
John Boehner’s Downfall Had Nothing to Do With His Position on Abortion
The conflict with hardliners that led to the Speaker’s resignation was about tactics, not ideology.