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How Will Historians Be Affected by the Government Shutdown?
By David Austin Walsh

Most federal agencies -- including archives and parks -- are closed. It just got a LOT harder to do history in the United States.

HISTORIANS/HISTORY


The Worst Shutdown in Modern U.S. History
by Ellen Fitzpatrick and Theda Skocpol

Why? Because it undermines the democratic process.

CNN


Tearful WWII veteran turned away from Ohio museum

88-year-old Joe McGrain was turned away from the U.S. Air Force museum.

WALL STREET JOURNAL


Why The Right Fights
by Ross Douthat

Movement conservatives actually want smaller government.

NEW YORK TIMES


Roots of current impasse go back to 1974

The Budget and Impoundment Control Act set up Congress for an October shutdown.

NEW YORK TIMES


The Government Shutdown: Lincoln Said It Best

The Economy Hub cites Abraham Lincoln as a source of inspiration to create peace in Congress.

LOS ANGELES TIMES


The Shutdown Standoff Is One of the Worst Crises in American History
by John B. Judis

Welcome to Weimar America.

THE NEW REPUBLIC


The Real Story of the Shutdown: 50 Years of GOP Race-Baiting
by Joan Walsh

Nixon's Southern strategy reaps its bitter fruit.

SALON


Shutdown Fulfills GOP’s Confederate Fantasies
by Steven Rosenfeld

It's a way of acting out a deeply held secessionist dream.

ALTERNET


The Right Gets Its ’60s
by Bill Keller

Obamacare is their Vietnam.

NEW YORK TIMES


Lessons from the last government shutdown

Lesson #1: the shutdown was NOT a political disaster for the Republican Party.

PEW RESEARCH CENTER


Veterans break past World War II Memorial barricade

The veterans are visiting Washington, D.C. as part of the Honor Flight Network.

CNN


A government shutdown history lesson

What to expect from here.

ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION



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