‘Good Fences Make Good Neighbors’
A rhetorical analysis of Trump’s border wall
by Alexandria Hentschel
The seats of the Capitol Building were collecting dust. Government workers had stopped receiving paychecks. As of Jan. 12, the partial government shutdown had broken the record for the longest lapse in funding. The reason? An impasse over where lawmakers will find the funding in the budget for President Trump’s border wall.
It turns out Mexico isn’t ringing the doorbell at 1 Pennsylvania Avenue to hand over a giant ...
Government Shutdown Imminent
by Timothy Mattackal
The United States government will shut down at midnight on Friday unless a continuing resolution is passed to fund the budget. At the moment, the passage of such a bill seems unlikely as Republicans and Democrats have failed to come to terms over the details of a funding bill. If it occurs, this will be the second time the government has shut down this decade, with the previous occasion being in 2013, and the eighteenth instance of a shut down since 1974.