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Can Chuck Hagel Cure the Military's Health Care Problem?
January 09, 2013

One of the military's biggest threats is from within: its soaring health care costs.

The Inside Story of How Obama Could Have Gotten a Better Tax Deal Without Biden
January 09, 2013

Why didn't the president play hardball, like Harry Reid wanted?

The Polls Don't Say What You Think They Do on the Debt Ceiling
January 07, 2013

Here we go again. Because the fiscal cliff deal left the debt ceiling issue untouched, Americans can count on a rerun of the mid-2011 “debt ceiling” debate over whether the United States government should be allowed to pay its bills.

Finished With Taxes? Not Even Close
January 06, 2013

With two new fiscal fights approaching, Republicans want taxes off the table.

The Payroll Tax Emergency Is ... Over?
January 03, 2013

In 2012, President Obama told us maintaining the payroll tax cut was vital to economic growth. In 2013, he's forgotten all about it.

Over the Cliff? A Better Deal Would Be Worth the Wait
December 28, 2012

Worry less about when a "fiscal cliff" deal comes and more about what it entails.

Obama's Tax Hikes Won't Be Nearly Big Enough
December 28, 2012

Republicans want to reduce the size of the federal government, and they won’t take no for an answer. “I just want to shrink it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub,” Grover Norquist famously declared. And in negotiations over the fiscal cliff, they have insisted on cutting spending rather than raising taxes. “The President wants to pretend that spending isn’t the problem,” House Speaker John Boehner has complained. Democrats, for their part, have responded defensively.

The Fiscal Cliff Is Just an Early Battle in a War Dems Will Win
December 28, 2012

Conservatives who see the fiscal-cliff fight as the welfare state's last stand are sorely mistaken.

Boehner’s Plan B Didn’t Fix Our Budget's Biggest Problem—But Neither Will Obama’s
December 21, 2012

Both plans jeopardize America's ability to invest in its future.

In Fiscal Talks, It's Groundhog Day
December 20, 2012

Yes, the House Republican caucus is still crazy.

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