Episode #258: Shutting Down the Government … And Civility As Well

It’s the first show of 2019 but we’re not through with 2018 quite just yet.  NPR’s Ron Elving joins Ken for a review of the year, highlights and lowlights.

Sarah Binder of George Washington University previews the 116th Congress that started this week.

And Amanda Sloat of the Brookings Institution assesses President Trump’s decision to withdraw American troops from Syria and the resulting resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

Music used in this podcast:

I’ll Be Back by The Beatles

Trusted by Ben Folds

House of Fun by Madness

Hey Men by Men Without Hats

Happy New Year by ABBA

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