An Urban's View
Urban C. Lehner Editor Emeritus
Thu Oct 1, 2015 04:30 PM CDT

So I got back to the nation's capital just as Congress was passing the last-minute legislation to avoid an October 1 government shutdown, which I'd discussed two posts ago (…). Cue the sound of one hand clapping.

The other hand refuses to join in the applause for this exercise. Three reasons:

-- It's another kick-the-can-down-the-road maneuver. Nothing was resolved. The date of the shutdown was just moved back to December 11.

-- It only got done because John Boehner announced he's stepping down as Speaker at the end of October. Agree with Boehner on the issues or not, ...

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