I am visiting a friend in Washington D.C.
This isn't the first time I have been here, and I am fairly certain it won't be my last. The things that make this trip so interesting is the federal government shutdown is going on right now. Many government employees are not going to work, and are not sure when they will go back to work.
Congress seems to be deadlocked on whether or not to fund the Affordable Care Act, so the federal government has shut down.
Frankly, I can't tell the difference.