The Washington Post offers a list of facilities and services that are open or closed due to the government shutdown. Some may be pleased to know that the IRS will be “probably closed” when the October 15 filing deadline approaches. The military? “Open” for business, says the Post (as if somehow attempting to close the military would save any money). National parks? Closed, of course, as many hapless tourists have witnessed. Nothing here is that surprising except forD.C. trash collection, which will remain “probably open.” Probably? I am not one to pity Washington, but ask anybody who lived in New York City during some prolonged garbage collection strikes in the past decades. D.C. Residents will be crying ”foul,” and rightfully so.