Scott Lilly explores the legislative record for providing budget offsets for federal emergency spending, detailing why the House majority leader’s arguments are both mistaken and embarrassing.
Scott Lilly examines the consequences of slashing government spending amid the Great Depression in 1937-38, finding worrisome parallels in today’s debate.
Scott Lilly points to the pressure points progressives can target to force conservatives to care about the middle class in the next round of budget negotiations on Capitol Hill.
Scott Lilly joins other prominent former leaders and policymakers on CNN to offer his advice on the debt crisis standoff in Washington.
Scott Lilly explains why the current Congress is the worst one he's seen in his lifetime.
Debt limit votes not only risk the good faith and credit of the United States but also inject confusion into our public discourse, eroding the accountability of public officials, writes Scott Lilly.
Scott Lilly, Melissa Boteach, and Katie Wright explore the ugly ramifications of the House Republican plan to make the states and the middle class pay for Medicaid cuts.
Report The Medicaid changes in the Ryan budget plan would have extraordinary implications not only for poor individuals but for a very broad swath of middle-class families, writes Scott Lilly.
Scott Lilly debunks Rep. Paul Ryan's claim that his budget proposal is based on Christian values.
Scott Lilly debates Sen. Orrin Hatch in US News and World Report about whether we need a balanced budget amendment.
Scott Lilly examines several forecasts of how the budget compromise would affect our economy.
Scott Lilly examines the so-far negligible costs of our intervention in North Africa.
Rep. John Boehner’s spending plans will place you at risk regardless of who you are, says Scott Lilly.
Scott Lilly examines a special provision in the latest House budget legislation that directs surprise defense spending to the hometown and congressional district of Rep. John Boehner.
Republicanos en la Cámara dejan poco tiempo para entender los impactos de sus propuestos recortes.