Here are today’s rather depressing lunch links on this, the second day of America held hostage by a fringe of the Republican Party in Washington. Reid Wilson with The Washington Post has the rundown of how the shutdown is playing on editorial pages across the country and it’s not even close—the hard-right reactionaries are overwhelmingly and deservedly being blamed.
Even the big business allies of the Republicans are siding with President Obama on the shutdown.
And it’s not all about politics. The shutdown is affecting millions of people’s lives across the country and in North Carolina, where services are being denied and hundreds of people are being furloughed from their jobs. Read More