The Shutdown's Real Goal

By E.J. Dionne - September 19, 2013

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WASHINGTON -- The coming battles over budgets, the debt ceiling, a government shutdown and Obamacare are not elements of a large political game. They involve a fundamental showdown over the role of government in stemming rising inequality and making our country a fairer and more decent place. Anyone who doesn't see this should be forgiven. The stakes in this battle are almost always buried in...

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