View of earth from space with storm clouds brewing over America

“Darkening Skies”: Global Storm Clouds are Gathering

While the United States grapples with the longest government shutdown on record, there seems to be little common ground among lawmakers and no likely deal in sight.   Some 800,000 government workers just missed their first paycheck since parts of the government were shuttered—and there’s increasing pressure on both sides of the political aisle to come together for the sake of the clerical, technical, administrative, and professional workers at agencies like the Departments of Homeland…