The big news in today’s GDP report is the public sector’s rapidly shrinking economic contribution, which is driving not only trend U.S. economic growth lower but also our potential for future growth.
Congress must move past its partisan pettiness and enact policies to help the American economy.
The conservatives who engineered the government shutdown are complaining about the new lack of programs and services.
Instead of focusing on the urgent need for job creation, House Republican leaders are holding the nation’s economic well-being hostage.
We examine federal civilian employees who are being furloughed as a result of the government shutdown and what that means for employees of color.
House Republicans' current approach to government funding—through small, targeted appropriations for a select group of government functions—is impractical and irresponsible.
Measured in workdays lost, the current shutdown is already the third longest in history and involves a far larger share of the government than either of the two shutdowns that were of longer duration.
Despite House Republican claims that funding national parks is noncontroversial, public lands have been plagued by drastic budget cuts, seasonal closures, proposed land sell-offs, and a freeze on new parks since the Tea Party takeover of the House.
Republicans who slash essential programs for those in need are modern-day Pharaohs.
If the Tea Party shuts the government down, it will not be because progressives were inflexible.