Mike Ludwig of Truthout: Removing statues of white supremacists is more than a symbolic gesture in this majority-Black city.
What makes a government shutdown even more likely now is that the White House, Republicans and Democrats are all staking out claims on a variety of issues.
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Dick Meister is a San Francisco-based freelance columnist who has covered labor ad politics for more than a half-century. Contact him through his web site, dickmeister.com.