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Consequences of the Shutdown

Sarah E. Niebler, Asst Prof Political Science

October 10, 2013

On Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 12:01 a.m., the federal government shut down. For the first time in 17 years, members of the federal government who were deemed “non-essential” were told not to report to work. As of Sunday...

Letter from the Editor

Matthew Korb ’14, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2013

Since 1977 there have been seventeen shut downs in the United States. And they are rarely longer than a few days or even hours. But, for every day that the government is forced to churn over its budget, vital federal services...

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