SOURCE: Pacific Standard
No one has ever shut down the government before over a single issue. Plus: What's special about this incoming class of congresspeople.
by Dale Schlundt
While we feel elements of failure and despair during a shutdown, it is also illustration of the fundamental brilliance of our Republic.
More than one year into Donald Trump's presidency, Americans' satisfaction with their national government shows no signs of improving.
by David Goldfield
How? The accomplishments of government in the two decades after World War II provide a blueprint.
SOURCE: Reason TV
One computer expert working alone has built a historic newspaper site that's orders of magnitude bigger and more popular than one created by a federal bureaucracy with millions of dollars to spend. Armed only with a few PCs and a cheap microfilm scanner, Tom Tryniski has played David to the Library of Congress’ Goliath.Tryniski's site, which he created in his living room in upstate New York, has grown into one of the largest historic newspaper databases in the world, with 22 million newspaper pages. By contrast, the Library of Congress' historic newspaper site, Chronicling America, has 5 million newspaper pages on its site while costing taxpayers about $3 per page.[*] In January, visitors to Fultonhistory.com accessed just over 6 million pages while Chronicling America pulled fewer than 3 million views.
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