You can't shave your shutdown beard yet. So here are some links to get you through another afternoon in post-government America:
From The Atlantic Wire: The Confederate flag won't help conservatives win the shutdown
From Esquire: The Grave Robbers in Washington
From the National Journal: Pain from the shutdown is isolated, but won't be that way for long
From The Washington Post: Senate leaders close in on deal to end impasse
From Slate: Don’t Just Lift the Debt Ceiling. Get Rid of It.
From Wonkblog: Five thoughts on the Obamacare disaster
Those are the links. This is a lynx...