The last thing we need is an all-powerful congressional committee allowed to make crucial spending decisions without the scrutiny of an engaged citizenry and press.
With the economy foundering like a man overboard in heavy seas, we’ve attempted to rescue it by throwing it an anchor.
It is official U.S. doctrine that defense, diplomacy and development are co-equal contributors to our security.
Despite the GOP’s ideological claptrap about corporate executives being “job creators,” it’s ordinary Americans who actually create jobs.
Our economy needs a new stimulus package, not a poison pill.
Commentators who say that the two sides were almost “unable to come to an agreement” in the debt talks are laughable.
The most shameful assault in state legislatures these days is on our public schools.
There’s just no other way to balance the budget.
A serious debate about the federal government’s role is long overdue.
There’s a good chance you’ve never heard about the People’s Budget, though there’s been a mountain of media coverage of the budget mess.
Massive spending cuts will make the future bleaker for millions of Americans.
Be all the cannon fodder you can be!
How about shifting the $1 trillion per decade the world spends on nuclear weapons to more important priorities?
Nowadays decisions on war can quickly become back page stuff.
We can trim the Pentagon’s budget without sacrificing national security.