Polling some great resources on the Shutdown...
1. What is open; what is closed. A great (and easy to read) list of what is (and is not) open for business.
2. Paying our Government Workers. Great for dialing this down to the most local of levels for students of federal employees.
3. A department by department break down of the shutdown. You can get a great feel for what is "essential," and what is not. What this does not get into are individual programs that are non-appropriated funding... or programs that are not policy based, but may be funded by "client" slush funds...
4. Primary Resource: OMB's Directive to shut it down. Fun to take a look at how these things work.
5. Who is to blame? Rs or Ds? Depends on who you ask. Just in case you don't know...
6. An example of how the shut down impacts "recession proof" DC suburbs. To illustrate a point of how these actions impact regions.
7. What Congress is doing between caucus, committee meetings, and floor debates... besides reading Dr. Seuss. Shockingly, they are fundraising.
*** Here is an update on their fundraising activities...
8. And to make those of us in D.C. who are crying laugh just a little bit... Here is a little political satire to make your day.
Photo via Flickr/Ted Eytan