How the Government Broke Down

As much as President Donald Trump has bent the office to match his skills as a reality television impresario and media savant, the early-morning Saturday partial government shutdown brought into focus this cruel reality about his latest production: there are no reshoots in the presidency. Trump badly misread the blocking that unfolded in the new…

Opinion | A Warning for Democrats

The latest opinion polls contain a warning for Democrats — a warning relevant to the potential government shutdown. President Trump and the Republican Congress are still a long way from popular. But they’re more popular than they were just a few weeks ago. Trump’s approval rating is up to 40 percent in FiveThirtyEight’s polling average,…