The government is shut down. Children have been sent home from Head Start programs. Federal workers are furloughed and have no idea whether or not they’ll get paid. The NIH has had to pause all clinical trial enrollment. WIC funds are in danger. And people are angry that they can’t visit the WWII memorial in DC, even though park rangers (the handful that have not been furloughed) are letting in all veterans (despite what you may have heard in conservablogs). This is because one party is throwing a hissy fit over something that is already law. That was voted on, enacted, and vetted by the Supreme Court. That moves forward even despite the shutdown. This is not about a lack of compromise between two…