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Deficit Commision

When Moderation Fails, Part 1: Simpson & Bowles, Standard & Poor's, and Ezra Klein

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.20.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

A great many moderately-minded individuals seem to have been lulled into accepting a Washington consensus in which the "new normal" means accepting that the only remaining choice is an assault on the middle class.

Deficit Tests Our Democracy

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

After a disaster we look back to see what we should have done differently. The Challenger retrospect revealed a flawed launch decision process. The fa...

Reconnecting Job Growth to Deficit Reduction - Part 2

Stephen Kent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Kent

In Part 1 of this blog, I overviewed an important new Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) report on deficit reduction, and pointed out the significance of ...

Dan Froomkin

Memo To Deficit Hawks: Here's $1 Trillion To Cut -- From The Pentagon | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When you think about ways to tame the nation's long-term deficit, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Slashing benefits for the old and sick? O...