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Government Shutdown Hits Families, not Politicians

Democrats in the House plan to offer President Donald Trump $5 billion for border security, with hopes of reopening the federal government, but it will not include any new structures like the border wall Trump has made a cornerstone of any compromised budget proposal. Meanwhile, as the shutdown lingers on, entering its second month of the longest shutdown in history, we see families being affected by the furloughs. Today our student journalists are blogging on their thoughts about the historic government shutdown.

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As the U.S. government shutdown enters its second month, compromise might finally be in sight, but for now parks like St. Louis’ Gateway Arch continue to be closed to tourists, negatively affecting the economy of the city and state.

More Than Just Gamesmanship

As the federal government shutdown has now reached the one-month mark we are coming to see all too clearly that real lives are being affected by each new day of the stalemate. Paychecks are not being issued to more than 800,000 federal employees, leaving many to wonder how they are going to pay their mortgages, rent, car payments and utility bills. And the ripple effect is being felt across many related industries. Even though furloughed employees will eventually receive their back pay once the government reopens, it’s not much consolation in the here and now. Today our student journalists are blogging on their thoughts about the historic shutdown, the longest in U.S. history.

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Presidential Alert Causes Alarm

It has been over a month since millions of people across the United States received the first-ever Presidential Alert as a text message sent to their phones, and people find themselves still asking the question, “What does this mean for the future of government alerts, and how will they affect me?”


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What We Are Thinking: Where Do We Go From Here?

Now that the presidential election is behind us we are seeing backlash from supporters of both parties. But where do we go from here as a nation? In a series of blogs our MBU Timeline writers approach a variety of topics inside this overarching question.

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Who Can We Believe in this Presidential Election?

As both candidates for president face off one final time before the Nov. 8 election, can we expect any civil discourse or discussion of policy? Or just more gutter accusations that will keep fact-checkers busy? Will there be any real value to voters? Our MBU Timeline bloggers write about these “Faulty Arguments” that are too often being sold — or attempted to be sold — as truth to an electorate that needs to be informed like never before.

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