After 16 wasted days, the government shutdown and the threat of a debt ceiling debacle have finally ended (for now). The AtlanticWire has a look back at the your official compilation of this glorious shutdown’s best moments.

+ President Obama: “There are no winners here.” (In other words, “I won.”)

+ LA Times: The government shutdown’s toll by the numbers.

+ “If you were still seething from the eruption of the 1960s, and thought that Reagan had ended all that, then the resilience of a pluralistic, multi-racial, fast-miscegenating, post-gay America, whose president looks like the future, not the past, you would indeed, at this point, be in a world-class, meshugganah, cultural panic.” Andrew Sullivan on the Tea Party as a religion.