Regarding the federal government shutdown, the Republicans have painted themselves into a corner. They have been playing with fire and it blew up in their faces. They are doing immense damage to themselves and everybody else.
How much more damage will they cause and suffer before they realize that the sooner they stop these shenanigans the better it will be for them, and everybody else?
Let’s hope they figure it out before they block the increase in the debt ceiling. Who needs terrorists to try and wreck the USA economy, when we have these guys?