I don’t generally quote The Daily News, but in this case the image that’s sweeping the country sums up what America thinks.
According to the National Science Foundation, we at Kenyon can keep paying my technician and students–but the government doesn’t guarantee to reimburse us.¬† And the National Institutes of Health advises us to “check the national media” to find out when medical research commitments can be processed. I suppose our irreplaceable colonies of mice and monkeys may go unfed.
This happens once a decade or so; the third time I’ve experienced. We can only hope the culprits really get the boot, like they did last time.