Still Shut

No promising news this morning and we are 10 days about from hitting the debt ceiling.  Some good stuff form over the weekend:

Here is the Washington Post’s Dan Balz on the internal divisions in the Republican Party.

Ezra Klein on the same thing.

And an excellent New York Times piece on the conservative groups at war with the traditional Republicans who are running the show and calling the shots. This shutdown has been in the works for a long time. If you want to know who to thank for this mess, here you go.

And Times columnist Nicholas Kristof calls it what it is: Governing by Blackmail.

Happy Monday!

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