Yesterday, Puerto Rican Korean War veterans bypassed shutdown-imposed barricades to gain access to the Korean War memorial on the National Mall. It appears the National Park Service put those barricades back up — mustn’t let veterans visit memorials during a government shutdown! This afternoon, one determined veteran is refusing to take “no” for an answer. Good for him.

A lot of energy is being expended to keep putting those barricades up. What exactly is the point again?