In this morning's Washington Post, Meghan Clark and Nichole Flores explain who gets hurt in a government shutdown: women and children in need. Of course, the House of Representatives earlier voted to slash the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps) so perhaps we should not be surprised. But, the point must be made again and again - the political theater that is Washington today has real world effects.
Just $5 a month supports NCR's independent Catholic journalism.
We are committed to keeping our online journalism open and available to as many readers as possible. To do that, we need your help. Join NCR Forward, our new membership program.
Looking for comments?
We've suspended comments on NCRonline.org for a while. If you missed that announcement, learn more about our decision here.