I am not as good as this guy, but I do have a column in the Indy this week, in which I lament that the federal shutdown has caused a political stalemate in my household over my “work” habits. I thought that it had been published just in time, as the House GOP is meeting today to discuss a plan to raise the debt limit through November 22 with no strings attached. But that plan would not do anything about the shutdown, presumably so that the Republican Party can complete its metamorphosis into two beautiful butterflies, each with one wing. We’re not out of the woods yet, dear reader. We’ll be back tomorrow with Friday links.