Month: October 2013

The GOP’s Exurban Debt Ceiling Problem

By most any accounting the stakes in the debt ceiling fight are high. Should the federal government go into default, widespread and prolonged economic pain is the forecast. But on a purely political level, there are signs it could have

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Where the Furloughs Fall

Tuesday, just after midnight, the federal government shut down. Absent a continuing resolution for funding, there’s no money to pay hundreds of thousands of federal workers in areas ranging from the national parks to the Internal Revenue Service. So for

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