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James Joyner / Outside the Beltway - 4 weeks ago
  • My latest for The National Interest has posted.
  • The federal government shutdown of 2018—or, at least, the first one—ended with only one workday missed.
  • As I noted in this space after the October 2013 shutdown, the best estimates are that it costs between $2 billion and $4 billion to prepare for a government shutdown and the same amount to get back up and running.