To Pay for the Pandemic, Dry Out the Tax Havens
Corporations and the wealthy have stashed away as much as $36 trillion in untaxed money. It's time to bring the hammer down.
Want to Fix the Deficit? Bring Home the Troops.
As U.S. federal spending surges amid the coronavirus pandemic, it’s time to trim the real fat.
The Smart Way to End ‘Pay to Slay’
Washington wants to stop the Palestinian Authority from incentivizing violence. But if it's not careful, it could push the region further into chaos.
Tillerson to Shutter State Department War Crimes Office
Critics charge top U.S. diplomat with giving the green light to perpetrators of mass atrocities.
Nikki Haley and Trump’s Doctrine of Diplomatic Chaos
The U.S. envoy to the U.N. concedes that American foreign policy is unpredictable, and that's OK.
Cutting Funding to the IAEA Is a Horrible Idea
If you care about national security or the war on terrorism, why would you cut the nuclear nonproliferation budget?
Trump Administration Eyes $1 Billion in Cuts to U.N. Peacekeeping
The White House also targets hundreds of millions in funding for U.N. programs for children and the poor.
If Anyone Can Bankrupt the United States, Trump Can
The president-elect’s economic plan is a ticket to debtor’s prison.
The End of Responsible Budgeting As We Know It
Washington has kicked any semblance of defense budget discipline to the curb.
Congress Is Running Around Playing Budgetary Chicken With Its Head Cut Off
Republican dysfunction returns, just in time for another budget fight.
Congress and the Coming Budget ‘Punt’ You Can Count On
Why the Republican-dominated Congress isn’t going to pass the appropriations bills we need to actually run the government.
Against Other Threats, Obama’s Security Budget Sticks to Asia-Pacific Pivot
President Barack Obama's 2016 national security budget keeps the focus on the pivot to the Asia-Pacific, while treating threats of the Islamic State and Russian aggression as short-term problems.
If there's one thing that Obama and Romney agree on, it's more military spending. Too bad they're both wrong.