The Dropped Ball

While the White House and much of the media spun the hurried late-night move as a victory for the middle class, it was a win paid for with new tax cuts worth hundreds of billions of dollars for America’s wealthiest families.

Our Great Fiscal Opportunity

This is a chance for the American public to engage in a critical debate over national priorities.

Ripe for Reduction

Ripe for Reduction

The pending budget deal must include long-overdue military spending cuts.

New IPS Proposal Would Scrap Most of the Deficit

Without trimming the safety net, an Institute for Policy Studies framework would shrink the federal budget deficit by $881 billion per year while making the United States more equitable, green, and secure.

We’re Not Broke

We’re Not Broke

This commonsense guide to avoiding the fiscal swindle would nearly eliminate the budget deficit while making the United States more equitable, green, and secure.

Snake-Oil Deficit Savings

Snake-Oil Deficit Savings

Like things you spot in your side-view mirror, many of the budget numbers flitting around the debt talks are larger than they appear.