The Government Shutdown and the Constitution

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JMC faculty director Rogers Smith discusses the government shutdown with Radio Sputnik in the context of American political thought, drawing attention to how gridlock factors into the constitutional structures instituted by the Founders.


Government Shutdown Exposes ‘Deeper Problem in US Politics’ – Analyst

University of Pennsylvania political science professor Dr. Rogers Smith has told Radio Sputnik that how long the current shutdown will last will depend on how the public responds, and who they blame.


>>Read the interview transcript at Radio Sputnik’s website.



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