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Linda J. Bilmes

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Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and co-author of The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Conflict in Iraq; former Assistant Secretary of Commerce during the Clinton Administration

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When public business comes to a halt in other countries, the government falls. In the US, shutdowns are a political tactic.

The shutdown highlights a broken system

When public business comes to a halt in other countries, the government falls. In the US, shutdowns are a political tactic.

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The Iraq War: What Has It Cost? What Are the Lessons?

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The high price of oil has Iraq rolling in money, but much of that new wealth stays in foreign bank accounts, while the US rebuilds the country.

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The high price of oil has Iraq rolling in money, but much of that new wealth stays in foreign bank accounts, while the US rebuilds the country.

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