President Trump, in a meeting with Democratic leaders in the Oval Office yesterday, threatened to shut down the federal government later this month if Congress doesn’t approve funding for his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. But is it worth it? Will the wall, and the billions it will cost, result in better border security? For the answers, and to better understand the current state of border security, take another look at the Rational Middle episode “The Wall.” 

Is More Border Security Worth a Government Shutdown?