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New Details Show Sequester Could Devastate National Parks

washingtonpost.com | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

These are some new details that have emerged this week of how the National Parks Service would implement a 5.1 percent across-the-board reduction if C...

Poor First to Barrel Over the Fiscal Cliff

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama's budget does not hammer the poor. The GOP's counter to it would. Obama's proposals as they now stand are the only ones that keep the poor from barreling over the fiscal cliff.

The Jindal End Run: 'E' in 'Email' Should Not Stand for 'Evasion'

Kenneth F. Bunting | Posted 02.19.2013 | Media
Kenneth F. Bunting

To avoid possible disclosure, Jindal's top advisors used personal email accounts while devising a communications strategy regarding hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid cuts.

WATCH: Senior Citizens for Medicare Cuts!

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 10.24.2012 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

Ever wonder why a senior citizen would support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan after they've promised to end Medicare as we know it and replace it with a voucher system?

Republican Budget for Billionaires

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.27.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

The new Republican budget (called the "Ryan Budget" by DC insiders) reflects current electoral reality: billionaires and corporations now finance cand...

Republican Hostage-Taking Threat Again! Guess Who Benefits?

Dave Johnson | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Republicans are holding government hostage, trying to force through cuts to the things We, the People -- "the 99%" -- do for each other and our economy, while giving handouts to the 1%. Once again they are threatening to shut down the whole government if they don't get their way.

Why It's Time To Speak Up For Libraries

Andrew Losowsky | Posted 07.29.2013 | Books
Andrew Losowsky

If information is power, then public libraries are the essence of democracy and freedom. Yet they are under threat from a litany of cuts.

Stop Political Lions from Attacking Our Children: Join the Rescue Posse

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I believe deeply that our unjust neglect of and failure to invest fully in all of our children is the economic and spiritual Achilles heel that will topple America's leadership in the world in the twenty-first century. I want to yell, "It's the children, stupid!"

Squeezed

Carolita Johnson | Posted 09.13.2011 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson

I'd like a fresh-squeezed stone, please. On the rocks. With a twist. An ironic twist. (click on the cartoon if you need a larger image) ...

Historical Context Missing From Debt Ceiling Reporting

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Back in 1995 and 1996, a government shutdown actually happened -- twice. The debt ceiling was not raised, but the country did not default. President Clinton actively used his veto pen, as the Republicans sent him bills that they knew he would not sign.

Obama's Ultimatum: What the President Should Say to America, and Republicans

Sally Kohn | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

As President of the United States of America, I have put the economic needs of our entire nation ahead of the political agenda of my party.  At times of great urgency, that is what great leaders do.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

WATCH: With Tuition Dollars At Stake, Student Veterans Eagerly Anticipate Passage Of Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 08.28.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Earlier this year, we introduced you to Cameron Baker, a 27-year-old veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He's currently attending Columbia Univ...

Weekly Audit: Republicans' Budget Declares War on Medicare

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The Republicans are poised to unveil a model budget on Tuesday that would effectively end Medicare by ...

Weekly Audit: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing--The Myth of Fiscal Conservatism

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Fashionable pundits like to say that the Republican Party has shifted its focus from "social conservat...

What "The American People" Really Want

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A new poll by the Wall Street Journal and NBC says that 74% of Americans think that eliminating oil and gas industry tax breaks is a good idea, while 77% oppose cutting social security.

Turning Down the Radio, Slice by Budgetary Slice

David Coates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Coates

The removal of a public broadcasting subsidy of $445 million will not materially ease the budget deficit, but it will materially damage a precious American institution.

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Ken Cook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ken Cook

Legislation passed by House Republicans (no Democrats voted for it) slashed $747 million -- about 10 percent -- from the 2011 budget for the Special Supplemental Feeding Program for Women, Infants and Children.

The F Word: Obama Should Be Ashamed of His Budget

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

While around 22 million Americans are looking for work, domestic spending will be at its lowest level since Dwight Eisenhower? We should be ashamed to let our president get away with this.

Not 'So Be It'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

We need to get our priorities right: to invest in babies ahead of bankers and to make tough choices based on real national security needs -- our human capital.

Irreconcilable Differences

Robert Hoopes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Hoopes

Historically, the budget process ultimately has resolved without too much controversy or consequence for either side of the political aisle. That is about to change.

Why to Save Public Media: It's Yours

Farai Chideya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Farai Chideya

I disagree with a lot of the ways people are framing why and how to "save" public media. We can talk all we want about saving NPR and PBS, but really what we are saving is our own access to information and community.