Budget

One Unconvincing Argument Against Striking Syria
August 30, 2013

There's a lot of chatter this morning about the big piece above the fold on the front page of today's Washington Post laying out the deep misgivings of many in the military about launching an attack against Syria to punish it for the regime's apparen

Maybe the Sequester Wasn't So Overstated After All
August 19, 2013

Not long ago, the emerging Beltway consensus was that the impact of the budget sequestration that went into effect last spring had been wildly overstated.

The Sequester Is Stifling Science
August 15, 2013

Budget sequestration was supposed to cause all sorts of disruptions, the kind that would get the attention of middle class voters. It didn’t. And for that reason most of the media stopped paying attention.

Fiscal Scolds: The Next Generation
Cash prizes, a date with Bill Clinton: Pete Peterson recruits collegiate centrists
May 08, 2013

Pete Peterson's long game to reduce the national debt involves wooing college kids with cash prizes and a visit to Bill Clinton's conference.

Turbulence Ahead
Flight delays are forcing Republicans to face the facts on sequestration
April 25, 2013

Flight delays are forcing Republicans to face the facts on sequestration.

A Budget to Shortchange Our Future
Obama's plan doesn't do enough to shrink entitlement growth
April 10, 2013

Obama's plan doesn't do enough to shrink entitlement growth.

Obama's Shocking Budget Is Not Shocking at All
April 05, 2013

Nonetheless, does it stand a chance?

Everyone's a Queen
The Republicans' rapidly expanding definition of welfare
April 01, 2013

Is welfare spending, as Republicans now claim, the largest item in the federal budget? Only if you make up a new definition for welfare.

Paul Ryan Has Learned Nothing From His Loss
His new 'Path to Prosperity' budget looks a lot like the last one
March 12, 2013

His new "Path to Prosperity" budget looks a lot like the last one.

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