Playing Games with American Power In the News

Playing Games with American Power

Nina Hachigian argues that House Republicans should stop playing games with raising the debt ceiling and treat the issues with the seriousness it deserves.

Nina Hachigian

Does the U.S. Need a Balanced Budget Amendment? In the News

Does the U.S. Need a Balanced Budget Amendment?

Scott Lilly debates Sen. Orrin Hatch in US News and World Report about whether we need a balanced budget amendment.

Scott Lilly

Robert Gates’ Budget Dance In the News

Robert Gates’ Budget Dance

Reducing the baseline defense budget for FY 2011 and FY 2012 should not be a point of contention in federal spending reductions, writes Lawrence Korb.

Lawrence J. Korb

A Really Bad Idea In the News

A Really Bad Idea

Scott Lilly explains why a federal hiring freeze wouldn't save much money or be very effective.

Scott Lilly

Death by 1,000 Cuts In the News

Death by 1,000 Cuts

John Podesta writes in Politico that we need to get serious about our budget problem, but balancing the budget entirely through spending cuts is nearly impossible.

John Podesta