Budgets

Can Billionaire Philanthropists Replace the Federal Government?

Can Billionaire Philanthropists Replace the Federal Government? Can Billionaire Philanthropists Replace the Federal Government?

Some wealthy individuals are using the government shutdown to promote a very different vision for America’s future.

Oct 11, 2013 / Amy Schiller

What Obama Has to Do to End the GOP Shutdown

What Obama Has to Do to End the GOP Shutdown What Obama Has to Do to End the GOP Shutdown

And put an end to Republicans’ hostage-taking once and for all.

Oct 9, 2013 / Editorial / The Editors

A California Town Bleeds From Sequestration’s Cuts

A California Town Bleeds From Sequestration’s Cuts A California Town Bleeds From Sequestration’s Cuts

Without its lifeline, a stream of federal aid, Lemoore is in crisis mode—and residents of all political stripes are united in outrage.

Apr 24, 2013 / Feature / Gabriel Thompson

Tax for America

Tax for America Tax for America

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

Apr 11, 2013 / Mattea Kramer

Why Are Democrats So Defeatist?

Why Are Democrats So Defeatist? Why Are Democrats So Defeatist?

It’s because they are so beholden to their big-money contributors that they can’t fight the GOP even on issues that they know have overwhelming public support.

Mar 6, 2013 / Editorial / Ralph Nader

Stacking the Deck: The Phony ‘Fix the Debt’ Campaign

Stacking the Deck: The Phony ‘Fix the Debt’ Campaign Stacking the Deck: The Phony ‘Fix the Debt’ Campaign

Pete Peterson’s $60 million push to sell corporate America’s ruthless austerity agenda.

Feb 20, 2013 / Feature / The Editors

The Austerity Agenda: An Electoral Loser

The Austerity Agenda: An Electoral Loser The Austerity Agenda: An Electoral Loser

Candidates who ran on slashing Medicare and Social Security lost big in November. But that doesn’t stop Pete Peterson from pushing the fantasy that voters’ biggest conc...

Feb 20, 2013 / Feature / John Nichols

Pete Peterson’s Puppet Populists Pete Peterson’s Puppet Populists

The “Fix the Debt” campaign is pure astroturf: corporate cash machinery masquerading as a grassroots uprising.

Feb 20, 2013 / Feature / Mary Bottari

Fix the Debt’s Fuzzy Math Fix the Debt’s Fuzzy Math

Dire warnings about the deficit don’t add up mathematically. But then, Fix the Debt is not really about the economy, it’s about gutting Medicare, Social Security and ot...

Feb 20, 2013 / Feature / Dean Baker

Would Chuck Hagel Really Slash the Pentagon Budget? Would Chuck Hagel Really Slash the Pentagon Budget?

Not once has Obama’s nominee voted to reject a defense budget.

Jan 18, 2013 / Zoë Carpenter

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