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US Federal Budget

Then and Now: The Truth About Government Shutdowns

Scott Lilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Scott Lilly

It is clear that those in the House who are advocating this shutdown are not only misrepresenting this country's experience with shutdowns but do not actually understand that history.

A Titanic Budget in an Ocean of Icebergs: Will the USS Budget Go Down?

Jo Comerford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jo Comerford

A serious look at the budget reveals some "leaks" -- two in actual spending practices and two in the basic assumptions that undergird the budget itself. Ship-shape as it may look on the surface, this is a budget perilously close to an iceberg.