Washington is Ignoring Obama's Budget. You Shouldn't.
March 04, 2014
The specific numbers may not matter, but the ideas do.
Obama's agenda embraces things that work. Paul Ryan's embraces revolutionary chaos.
Paul Ryan's New Report Undermines the Case for His Budget
March 03, 2014
Turns out that underfunding programs makes them less effective. Who knew?
Now That Boehner Has Backed Down, Let's Fix The Debt Ceiling For Good
February 11, 2014
Debt brinkmanship has no place in democratic politics. This simple and reasonable legislation would end it.
The Silence of the Austerians
January 05, 2014
Austerity advocates have been routed intellectually, but the political debate is still stacked in their favor. Here's how to influence it.
2013 Was the Year the Grand Bargain Died. Good Riddance.
December 19, 2013
The terrible, magical idea that a bunch of insiders can solve big problems by ignoring politics.
The Budget Deal Is a Win for Democrats
December 11, 2013
Republicans think that, in another shutdown, they can make the public focus on other Obama woes. They're wrong.
The Budget Deal Is a Decent One—Unless You're Unemployed
December 11, 2013
The agreement announced Tuesday, however modest, is a step in the right direction.
Senator Outraged that National Endowment for the Humanities Funds Study of Humanities
October 24, 2013
Usually, Republicans direct their bitter hatred for all things intellectual at individual people—like, for example, our “professorial” president.
Instead of a Grand Bargain, How About a Little Bargain?
October 21, 2013
New bipartisan negotiations over fiscal policy are underway, as a result of the deal that ended the government shutdown. But don’t expect these negotiations to produce a “grand bargain” in which Democrats and Republicans each make major concessions.