Tag: government shutdown

Don’t Blame Congress for the Government Shutdown: An Open Letter to America

Guest contributor Alex Rinear argues that the government shutdown is ultimately the fault of the American people — particularly those who decline to vote. He calls on Americans to show up, be heard, and change Congress in 2014.

Inside the Shutdown: Day 2

Our D.C. Team Leader fears the worst as he digs in for what could be a very long furlough, and offers insight as to how this shutdown is — and isn’t — affecting public opinion.

Posted in Jobs and the Economy, Nation Leadership

Inside the Shutdown: Day 1

Our D.C. Team Leader, a furloughed government employee, takes us inside the government shutdown — and what it means to those affected.

Posted in Jobs and the Economy, Health Care Reform

Democrat Evokes The White Stripes on the House Floor

As the threat of a government shutdown loomed last week, Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD) channeled her inner Jack White to relay her party’s message to young people of the nation on the House floor.