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October 14, 2013

Shribman: The upside of the federal shutdown

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Today’s outsiders command big money and big megaphones. This month a Bloomberg BusinessWeek cover thumped these words: “John Boehner Doesn’t Run Congress. Meet the Man Who Does.” And there, on page 71, was a picture of former senator Jim DeMint, now the head of the Heritage Foundation. He’s not alone. And he’s not in elected office.

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North Shore native and Pulitzer Prize winner David M. Shribman is executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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