October 2013

The Suicide Caucus: big oil, good ol’ boys, and bible punchers

[originally published on openDemocracy on Sept. 17]
Whew. It’s over. At least until next time.  At 10:40 PM on Wednesday, Republicans in the US House of Representatives voted to end the shutdown they began so cavalierly on Oct. 1. But not until the world saw the US government screech to a halt and the global economy held hostage by a bunch of irresponsible yahoos who wanted to play chicken with the President, threatening a default on US debts unless he backed down on the Affordable Care Act.

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