Rich Harwood in The Huffington Post
October 16, 2013
In traveling the country, I've repeatedly been asked: What's going on with the government shutdown and the country? Are we as a nation falling apart? Now, in the third week of the shutdown, the answers to these questions can help explain where we are and how we can move forward. Without such clarity, our actions could put us on a collective march of folly that will only lead to deeper frustration and alienation.