Our democracy, not credit rating, is in jeopardy

Our democracy, not credit rating, is in jeopardy

It’s day seven of the government shutdown, and issues have yet to be settled. Still worse, many fear that the government shutdown is an ominous precursor to the eventual budget […]

 

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