We've Made Huge Progress on the Long-Term Debt
May 06, 2014
It may have hurt the economy, but long-term debt projections are way down.
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.
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.
Senate Republicans Don't Get It: The Democrats Aren't Bluffing
October 13, 2013
Mitch McConnell, leader of the Senate Republicans, approached Democrats with a new offer over the weekend: He and his colleagues would vote to open the government and increase its borrowing authority, as long as Democrats would agree to accept the de
To Understand the Budget Debate, You Need to Understand the Sequester. Here's a Quick Primer.
September 29, 2013
Someday, these budget wars are going to end.
This Is How Those Crazy, Divided Republicans Get Their Way
September 11, 2013
Feeling nostalgic for big budget fights? Do you miss watching House Speaker John Boehner trying to control the Republican caucus? Are you eager for yet another deal that quietly starves government services and weakens the economy?
Sequestration's Latest Victim: The American Justice System
August 23, 2013
The country’s political class has been engaged in a rare bout of bipartisan self-congratulation of late over the growing consensus around the need for prison reform.
Republicans Only Have As Much Leverage As Obama Gives Them
August 23, 2013
“House Republicans have no idea how they’re going to lift the debt ceiling this fall,” Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan report in Politico.
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.
Grover Norquist Isn't Losing Power: He Never Had It
May 03, 2013
He never had it