Budget Matters Blog

Entries By Lindsay Koshgarian


We Set 3 Resolutions for Congress in 2015. Here’s How They Did

We’re all familiar with making New Year’s resolutions and not keeping them.


Omnibus and Tax Package Defeat “Poison Pill” Riders, Lay Out Spending for Pentagon and Domestic Programs

This week, members of Congress announced a final deal on a federal budget for fiscal year 2016. This counts as a serious win.


How to Defeat ISIS: Alternatives to War

From sanctions to negotiations, these experts outline steps the U.S. should take without resorting to yet another Middle East war.


5 Crazy Policy Riders That Could Bust the Budget Deal

The battle for this year’s budget is going strong, with a series of dangerous – and extreme – policy “riders” under consideration.


Thanksgiving, Gratitude and Giving Tuesday (on December 1)

This Thanksgiving, what are you grateful for?


Peace for Beirut, Paris and the World

We at NPP join the world in mourning and solidarity with the people of Beirut and Paris who suffered unconscionable attacks last week.


Money in Politics and Climate Change: Your Top Issues for the Republican Debate

You told us you wanted to hear about climate change and money in politics in the GOP debate. Did you get your wish?


War or Diplomacy for Syria

Diplomacy can’t guarantee solutions in Syria, but it is far and away our best chance.


Take Our Poll: Obama Signs Budget Deal. Would you?

If you were President Obama, would you sign this budget deal?


Five Reasons We Can't Wait for Universal Preschool

It’s time to get serious about what families need in the 21st century.