The Monkey Cage: Government Shutdown


Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 10/22/2013

How the myth of messaging gets politicians into trouble

Did a false faith in messaging extend the government shutdown?

By Dan Hopkins  |  01:27 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown, Messaging, public opinion

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 10/19/2013

The week in one song: ‘Down in Flames’

...goes the shutdown gambit.

By Christopher Federico  |  08:01 AM ET, 10/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Debt ceiling, Government Shutdown

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 10/17/2013

In their own words, ‘Yes’ Republicans look more like Democrats than ‘No’ Republicans

Tweets by Republican members of Congress who voted for the resolution to reopen the government and increase the debt ceiling look more like tweets from Democrats than they do tweets from Republicans voting against the bill.

By Joshua Tucker  |  02:52 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown, Social Media

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Boehner vs. Gingrich

The Republicans are a LOT more conservative now than they were during the last shutdown

By Erik Voeten  |  04:15 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 10/12/2013

The week in one song: “White Flag”

How the standoff will end?

By Christopher Federico  |  08:02 AM ET, 10/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Debt ceiling, Government Shutdown

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 10/11/2013

Soaps, sherry, and the shutdown

According to Google searches, furloughed workers are watching soaps, drinking sherry, and looking for jobs in the private sector.

By Erik Voeten  |  11:17 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Why compromise is more likely in the Senate than the House, in two simple pictures

Even in their tweets, members of the Senate reveal that they are more similar across party lines than members of the House.

By Joshua Tucker  |  06:12 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown, Social Media

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 10/05/2013

The week in one song: “Grinding Halt”

Pure pop for furloughed people.

By Christopher Federico  |  08:32 AM ET, 10/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Lessons from state governments about the government shutdown

State governments commonly have late budgets. Why? And how are these budget crises resolved?

By Erik Voeten  |  08:02 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Government shutdowns are the worst kind of budgetary reversion, except for all the rest

Cox argues that the costs of the occasional government shutdown are worth retaining Congress’s power over the purse.

By Erik Voeten  |  08:59 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Tweeting the shutdown: A picture is worth 800,000 furloughed jobs

As the government shutdown, Republican members of Congress were tweeting about #obamacare and the House, while Democrats were tweeting about the #gopshutdown.

By Joshua Tucker  |  05:01 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Why other countries don’t have government shutdowns

Politics is pretty crazy in other countries too. So, why don’t they have government shutdowns?

By Erik Voeten  |  08:40 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 07:57 PM ET, 09/29/2013

Republicans and Democrats are treating the 2012 election like a mandate. They’re both wrong.

Amid the shutdown stand-off, both parties need to realize that elections aren’t blank checks for the winner’s policy agenda.

By John Sides  |  07:57 PM ET, 09/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown