Today In History October 3, 2013
D.C. tourist sites shut but you can still hear lawmakers October 3, 2013
Big business sides with Obama on shutdown October 2, 2013
Perhaps the big shots' message would resonate more effectively with the tea party wing of the GOP if they wore tricorne hats instead of bespoke suits and drove Rascal Scooters instead of BMW M6s.
A staycation would be better: The shutdown has closed many attractions across the nation's capital, but don't fret, tourists: you can still enter the Capitol to hear lawmakers debate.
Just remember -- no pelting the Congresscritters with rotten fruit, no matter how much they deserve it.
Don't know much about history: On this day in 1789, George Washington proclaimed Nov. 26 as a day of thanksgiving to express gratitude for the creation of the United States of America.
Perhaps the Father of His Country had an inkling that the city that bears his name would one day become a haven for turkeys.
-- Mark Carlson, Herald staff
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