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When I think government shutdown, I don’t think of closing useless expensive government offices.  I think of how last time around my family couldn’t attend the trial of the man who killed my brother, because the government shutdown prevented them from getting passports.  The Army didn’t give us much advance notice, the trial was happening in Germany instead of the U.S., and I was the only one in the family with a passport.  I didn’t want to go because I never wanted a face to put with the name I’ve tried hard to forget.  But for my parents or siblings to go, they needed rush passports.  And what happened but the newly Republican Congress decided the best way to govern was to shut the whole thing down.  I tried calling Senators’ offices for help.  I did manage to get...

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