government shutdown

There are more pressing national emergencies than Trump’s wall

There are more pressing national emergencies than Trump’s wall

02/21/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor The good news: There isn’t going to be another government shutdown. At least, not right now. The bad news: Trump plans to issue a national emergency to build a wall along the U.S./Mexico border. Since the National Emergencies Act was passed in 1976, 58 national emergencies have been […]

Threat of government shutdown looms; puts workers at risk again

Threat of government shutdown looms; puts workers at risk again

02/14/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor As federal workers began to recover from the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, a threat loomed still overhead: Would the government remain open for business, allowing funding for countless federal programs to continue flowing, or would it shut down once again if a deal wasn’t struck by […]

Government shutdown continues at expense of working class

Government shutdown continues at expense of working class

01/24/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor The duration of the nation’s longest government shutdown has surpassed the one-month mark, and as the crisis comes to a boil, almost everyone is starting to feel the heat. Federal workers, either furloughed or working without pay, are struggling to make ends meet. With rent or mortgage bills, […]

Government shutdown shuts down cartoon for the week

By Michael Flewelling