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Mattea Kramer

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Mattea Kramer

Mattea Kramer is senior research analyst at National Priorities Project, a nonprofit that hosts state-level data at data.nationalpriorities.org.


News and Features

Despite the uproar over reductions to defense funding, less than 1 percent of the Pentagon's beefy $550 billion budget will be cut this year. 

Just doing what’s popular would make us healthier, wealthier, wiser and less indebted.

Few are asking the hard questions about what security we actually need—and how to keep track of the billions of dollars that the government pours into it.

How to get yourself to the edge of the fiscal abyss and not jump. 

The nearly $1 trillion national security budget.