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Why The Shutdown Is A Republican Victory

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 12: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) leaves after meeting with Republicans regarding the gov
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 12: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) leaves after meeting with Republicans regarding the government shut down on October 12, 2013 in Washington, DC. The government shutdown is now in its 12th day, as Democrats and Republicans continue to struggle to find a solution. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Thanks to the shutdown, the press and the public can’t stand the GOP. But, Peter Beinart argues, Republican ideological influence is increasing.

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