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The Expectation Deficit
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper The civil right of equal opportunity never ensured the human right of equal access. RECENT ...

The Death of a Talking Point: Immigration Reform Could Save Taxpayers $1 Trillion
Originally Posted: 06/19/2013 - 11:38am | Type: Blog

The CBO found that bipartisan immigration reform in the Senate would trim nearly $1 trillion off the federal deficit, while spurring the economy and creating jobs. People of faith ...

Whistling 'Dixie' Off the Fiscal Cliff
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 10:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Let the healing begin (maybe next week). SO HOW WAS your fall off the fiscal cliff? Did you dro ...

The Road to Recovery
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Heather Boushey We know how policymakers can fight unemployment. They're just not doing it. ONE OF THE b ...

Is Our Debt to China the Key to Global Peace?
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 8:30am | Type: Blog

Is our dependence on the Far East a good thing? Depends on how you look at it. We’ve been hearing an awful lot about the national debt lately – particularly during the current el ...

2012 State of the Union Address: The Complete Text
Originally Posted: 01/25/2012 - 10:09am | Type: Blog

No one built this country on their own. This nation is great because we built it together. This nation is great because we worked as a team. This nation is great because we get each other’s backs. And if we ho ...

Advent or Government Shutdown, Which Matters More?
Originally Posted: 12/16/2011 - 1:54pm | Type: Blog

There is, once again, a threat of a government shutdown. Congress, once again, can’t get along. Even the most basic decision making has stalled as each party postures for their base. But, it’s almost Christma ...

The Morning SoJo: Of Supercommittees and Such
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 2:12pm | Type: Blog

Rather than the opinions of individual pundits, here’s a roundup of what the editors of some of the nation’s largest newspapers had to say this week about the failure of the “Supercommittee.” Some blame Republ ...

Supercommittee's Failure is a Moral Failure
Originally Posted: 11/22/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

The failure of the Congressional Supercommittee to put forth any kind of plan for addressing our nation’s long term deficits is a sign of how dysfunctional our political system has become. ...

Supercommittee SuperFAIL: Raise Your Hand If You Didn't See That Coming?
Originally Posted: 11/21/2011 - 6:24pm | Type: Blog

A special congressional supercommittee acknowledged failure Monday in efforts to cut the federal deficit by at least $1.2 trillion. BREAKING NEWS: In statement, debt p ...

The Afternoon News: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 5:10pm | Type: Blog

TALKING POINTS MEMO: Santorum: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Have A 'Legitimate Point' Rick Santorum, the Republican candidate who is perhaps the most severe in his conservatism, is doing something that might surprise people: Cutting som ...

More than Dollars and Cents
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

David M. Walker The moral implications of our growing debt burden. America’s increased spending, revenue short ...

Taming The Beast
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 11:42am | Type: Magazine Article

Marcellus Andrews An economist explains why reducing the deficit will require big cuts in military spending. T ...