Ah, the irony. On the very day that Chris Matthews’s book about how government used to work hit the bookshelves, the US government shut down. October 1, 2013 --- a day that will live in infamy? Let us hope not.
It is doubtful that there is any reporter in any medium more knowledgeable about the inner workings of the United States Congress than Chris Matthews. The bombastic political pundit, host of MSNBC’s “Hardball” with its provocative interviews and debates, holds an impressive list of credentials earned on the job. Fresh out of college with a degre