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Going Direct: The Column I Hope Is Already Out Of Date


As the political back and forth was getting underway in the disagreement between Congress and the Executive Branch about border security funding that led to the government shutdown two and a half weeks ago, I decided not to write about it. I figured that like other similar funding shortfalls, this one would be a long angry weekend and then back to business as usual. That has not been the case. Now on Day 19, the shutdown is real, and there’s no sign in sight of it coming to a quick end. Again, I hope I’m wrong about that, but the signs are not good.

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