It's week two of the government shutdown. How does this compare to the 17 other times that the government shuttered its operation? Well, Wonkblog's Dylan Matthews put together a detailed breakdown of each past shutdown that is a must read if you believe -- and you should -- that past is prologue.
Just in case you don't have time to read Dylan's encyclopedic breakdown (for shame!), here's a visual re-telling of it. Good stuff.