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  •  The shutdown is inspiring some top-notch writing (6+ / 0-)

    Gotta say, some of the quoted paragraphs above the fold this morning are without parallel, especially the first four and DePillis's further down.

    "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is the first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk. Every state is totalitarian at heart; there are no ends to the cruelty it will go to to protect itself." -- Ian McDonald

    by Geenius at Wrok on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 05:58:42 AM PDT

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