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The Government Shutdown – A Teachable Moment

The federal government shutdown engenders dismay, confusion, and even outrage, but who is to blame? Press reports and interviews frequently allege a lack of cooperation and compromise on both sides caused the current shutdown.  So, is it true that there always two sides to a story? Does the argument that Republicans, Democrats and the President […]