Budgets

California Governor Gavin Newsom and former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

California’s New Budget Will Make Major Cuts to Public Programs California’s New Budget Will Make Major Cuts to Public Programs

Facing an estimated $56 billion deficit, the state is pinching pennies in ways that will affect voters—and, potentially, the Democratic party's reputation.

May 24, 2024 / Column / Sasha Abramsky

High school classroom

4-Day School Weeks Are a Raw Deal for Kids—and Their Parents 4-Day School Weeks Are a Raw Deal for Kids—and Their Parents

The money-saving measure happening in districts throughout the country leaves too many kids without anything to do—or in some cases, anything to eat.

May 17, 2024 / Left Coast / Sasha Abramsky

HUSKY Medicaid Launch Connecticut

Inside Connecticut’s Fight to Expand Medicaid Coverage for Undocumented Immigrants Inside Connecticut’s Fight to Expand Medicaid Coverage for Undocumented Immigrants

In July, the state will expand coverage to undocumented immigrants under age 15. But it still falls short of advocates’ goals.

Apr 4, 2024 / StudentNation / Kayla Yup

photo of a US tank; US training ukrainian military how to use it, it will be delivered there

Want to Cut the National Budget? Start With Military Spending. Want to Cut the National Budget? Start With Military Spending.

The biggest driver of overspending is an unrealistic, self-indulgent, and militaristic national defense strategy.

Mar 28, 2024 / Julia Gledhill and William D. Hartung

President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to Fridley, Minn., as part of his administration’s “Investing in America” tour on April 3, 2023.

Bidenomics and Its Discontents Bidenomics and Its Discontents

The White House believes American workers have seldom had it so good. And lots of prestigious economists agree. But the voters aren’t buying. Maybe they know something?

Mar 27, 2024 / James K. Galbraith

President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address during a joint meeting of Congress on March 7, 2024, in Washington, D.C.

Let the Presidential Election Mudslinging Begin! Let the Presidential Election Mudslinging Begin!

Trashing Donald Trump can’t be Joe Biden’s whole reelection message. But it’s a good start.

Mar 8, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Scoop Jackson holding a model plane

Biden’s Cold War Nostalgia Is Dooming His Presidency Biden’s Cold War Nostalgia Is Dooming His Presidency

Missile scares and military Keynesianism won’t win voters who want domestic reform.

Feb 26, 2024 / Jeet Heer

The Desolation of America’s Urban Schools

The Desolation of America’s Urban Schools The Desolation of America’s Urban Schools

Austerity measures have resulted in dangerous, squalid conditions for the most vulnerable students.

Feb 26, 2024 / Feature / Jonathan Kozol

Beth Lewis, Executive Director of Save Our Schools Arizona, speaks out against income tax cuts and election law changes passed by the Arizona Legislature in Phoenix, Arizona on September 28, 2017.

In Red States, the Bill for School Voucher Bait-and-Switch Is Coming Due In Red States, the Bill for School Voucher Bait-and-Switch Is Coming Due

For GOP lawmakers who view public education as a quasi-socialist project, the gaping hole in state budgets left by subsidizing private school tuition is a feature, not a bug.

Feb 7, 2024 / Jennifer C. Berkshire and Jack Schneider

Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt speaks during 2023 National Action Network (NAN) Triumph Awards at the Lincoln Center in New York.

The Anti-Defamation League: Israel’s Attack Dog in the US The Anti-Defamation League: Israel’s Attack Dog in the US

Posing as a civil rights group, the ADL has long operated as an intelligence organization targeting Israel’s critics. So why does the media still treat it as a credible source?

Jan 31, 2024 / James Bamford

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