Nick Gillespie: 5 Scenes from a Sequestered America


"We're not quite yet a week into the sequester," writes Reason's Nick Gillespie, who notes that just this morning he received an Obama fundraising email that called the automatic budget cuts that went into effect on March 1 "Devastating."

"It's not too soon, is it, to ask how things are going?," asks Gillespie. "Here are 5 scenes from a sequestered America. From a shuttered White House to a silenced Army band to the nation's airports to tinder-dry combustible cities to food programs aimed at poor kids and mothers, things are surprisingly…uneventful."