Until mainstream Republicans stand up to that radical view, there is little likelihood that the president can craft a bipartisan deal to avert sequestration--or, for that matter, reach any compromise on any of the pressing issues facing the country going forward.
As Congress struggles through one budget crisis after another, it is becoming increasingly evident that austerity doesn't work. We cannot possibly pay...
For 30 years now, enormous defense spending has made a lie of the conservative agenda to shrink government and balance budgets, though those conservatives don't quite seem to realize it.
Millions of Americans who depend upon government-funded services deserve better than this kind of "sore loser" lack of leadership from our elected representatives. And so do the hundreds of thousands of government employees who deliver these vital services.
For those who believe we can still recover from our fiscal and economic death spiral, the time for hard choices has come. I'm talking to you, staunch Republican defenders of the military-industrial complex.
The White House won't accept any cuts to Medicaid funding as part of a deal on the budget, a senior aide to President Barack Obama said Thursday. Eve...
John Kerry comes to the job with a long history of work on AIDS. So there are high hopes that he will pick up the ball where Secretary Clinton left off and help ramp up U.S. global AIDS efforts.
Policy makers have yet to offer schools concrete solutions of how to run more efficiently on lower funds. Without new solutions, the budget cuts have debilitated our schools and left them unprepared for an influx of new students.
People who assume that Barack Obama entered politics as a Democrat on account of his being progressive in his convictions assume something that could ...
Obama should mint the trillion dollar coin even if he does not think he will need it. The trillion-dollar coin will take the hostage out of the equation completely and give the president the solid leverage he needs to negotiate.
Still licking their wounds from the tax battle that featured the first tax rate increases on higher earners in 20 years, Republicans are sure to hold President Obama's feet to the fire in demanding steep budget cuts before they'll agree to raise the debt limit.
The science enterprise of the country -- the sweeping investments in research that has powered the U.S. economy for much of the last 60 years -- is seriously threatened by the havoc that sequestration could bring.
Today in Washington, Oxfam is launching an ad campaign to remind members of Congress that "job creators" and "venture capitalists" don't always wear fancy suits or have well-heeled lobbyists.
The 2012 election has shaken the GOP, as have the post-fiscal cliff polls. Yet the Republican Party may not care what a majority of Americans thinks. The survival of individual members depends on primary victories, not general elections -- and their likely primary competitors are more to the right than they are.
Like many of the issues at the forefront of the current economic debate, a decades-long crisis is brewing when it comes to funding America's highways, bridges and tunnels.
Right-wing think tanks will continue to decry people who receive benefits as "takers" and disparage safety net programs for "breeding a culture of dependency." But a solid majority of Americans, have had different life experiences and reject this view.