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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Salvatore Babones (@sbabones) is an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) in Washington, DC. His latest book is Sixteen for '16: A Progressive Agenda for a Better America, available now from Policy Press.