The Government Shutdown: Good or BadI. Logos Claim: The government shutdown was bad for federal employees.Ground: Several states showed reports that their unemployment applications spiked up during the shutdown. According to a report that Davidson, a Federal reporter for the Washington Post, did to Najla A. Haywood –a public information officer at the District’s Department of Employment Services,-the “unemployment claims from furloughed federal workers in the District numbered 15,500 as of Tuesday morning.” (Washingtonpost.com) Warrant: The number reflects double the amount of claims that the agency receives in a month, and states all over the country reflected somehow the same issues.II.Ethos:Joe Davidson is a Federal diary columnist at the Washington Post, with over 30 years of experience. His background in Ethics has allowed him to analyze issues concerning Federal employee and their workplace. He has covered several political events nationally and internationally, and dedicates some of his time to conduct seminars for Journalism schools.