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Budgets news and analysis from The Nation
August 24, 2021
Centrists Who Obstruct the Budget May “Sabotage” Democrats’ Agenda
In a moment shaped by the pandemic, economic uncertainty, and the climate crisis, Ro Khanna says Democrats must unite behind a bold budget.
August 23, 2021
Bernie Sanders’s Third Campaign
As chair of the Senate Budget Committee, Sanders’s big-government message has found its moment.
August 20, 2021
Cut Military Spending to Deliver Covid Vaccines to the World
The US cannot police the globe and should reject isolationist anti-refugee stances. Representative Mark Pocan proposes another path for American foreign policy.
August 17, 2021
If Liz Cheney’s Assigning Blame for an “Epic Failure” in Afghanistan, She Can Start With Her Father
Dick Cheney created the mess Joe Biden is cleaning up.
August 16, 2021
Ron Johnson Does the Bidding of the Ultra-Rich
A new study reveals that Johnson’s “principled” stand for tax reform may enrich two of his campaign donors by half a billion dollars.
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August 12, 2021
Trump: the Big Loser on the Infrastructure Bill
Joan Walsh on the GOP, and Anne Sebba on Ethel Rosenberg.
Start Making Sense
August 10, 2021
“Democrats Need to Vote Like Democrats”
Democratic Senate candidates are demanding that their party’s caucus stop compromising on filibuster reform, infrastructure, voting rights, and budgets.
August 5, 2021
America Faces Cascading Crises. Democrats Must Act.
Any serious effort to alleviate the real problems facing Americans will depend on progressives’ corralling Democratic unity.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
July 26, 2021
The Rescue of the New York Public Library
—thwarted NYPL trustees’ harebrained plans and restored democracy to this vital public institution.
July 23, 2021
The Political Brilliance of the American Rescue Plan
Biden’s stimulus plan took the question of recovery off the table. Now the Democrats can focus on passing large-scale economic reforms.