The First Monday in October

Posted by on Oct 8, 2013 in Musings

The First Monday in October

This October has certainly been unique thus far.  Between the Obamacare exchanges opening, the capture of Anas al-Libi in Libya, and the proposed secession of North Colorado, and of course the one-week-and-counting government shutdown, the United States citizens and their government are defying traditions this month. Except at 1 First St. NE, Washington D.C. Roundtable readers are likely aware that yesterday, like every “First Monday in October” since 1917, the nine Supreme...

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United States v. North Carolina

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Musings

By Jonathan H. Levy With Americans beginning to feel the effects of the latest government shutdown, it might seem that money drives our government.  But cash is closer to the car’s gasoline than its driver: gasoline powers the engine, but especially today, it is clear that the car, gasoline, and engine are useless without Messrs. Reid and Boehner in the driver’s seat, negotiating with each other.  This Shutdown Tuesday, I’m thinking about those drivers and the lawsuit...

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