Budget Matters Blog

Entries By Lindsay Koshgarian


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.


The Lesson We Must Learn from Afghanistan

The president announcing that he will not withdraw troops from Afghanistan by the end of next year is a devastating blow. 


Six Things You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling

The U.S. is expected to reach the debt ceiling in just 18 days, on November 3.


Pink Out for Planned Parenthood: Who wants a government shutdown?

Seven in ten Americans are against shutting down the federal government over Planned Parenthood funding. 


Upcoming Webinar - Left Behind: Poverty and the Federal Budget

The beginning of a new fiscal year presents a new chance for Americans to make sure the federal budget works for all of us. The National Priorities Project is pleased to sponsor a free webinar on Poverty and the Federal Budget. 


One in Five American Children In Poverty: How did we get here?

Here are a few of the ways that federal tax and budget policy contribute to economic inequality.


The Fight to Defund Planned Parenthood

The fight to defund Planned Parenthood is not about the money.


Climate Change and the Pope: Five US Budget Policies That Deserve Another Look

Yesterday Pope Francis added his considerable voice to the chorus calling for bold, immediate action on climate change. Here are five federal budget policies that don't live up to that vision.