The immigration fight is moving from Washington spectacle to long-term damage

Abby McCloskey, Dallas Morning News, January 13, 2019

“The shutdown has shown in clear terms that the circus isn't just confined to entertainment; it has real impacts on real people. In the immediate term, there are hundreds of thousands of people who will go without paychecks. National parks have been vandalized. Food has gone uninspected. In the long run, we can expect further erosion of trust in our institutions and worrying growth of executive power. “