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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Michael Hudson is a senior editor at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. He is the author of The Monster: How a Gang of Predatory Lenders and Wall Street Bankers Fleeced America —and Spawned a Global Crisis.