By Day 15 of the US government shutdown, all story lines had been exhausted. We’d heard about indignant park rangers, shuttered memorials, and furloughed feds (and pre-schoolers), and seen hundreds of tiny outrages cataloged in social media among our so-called friends. Hardships were documented, political tactics assessed, jeremiads delivered, your shutdown in 720 degrees. All that remained was the end game, with haggard journos spying the Capitol dome for a puff of white smoke, the signal that, yes, a deal had been done.
But until then, new angles had to be found! I guess that’s why I got an email Continue reading “The federal government shutdown, in one chart…” →