Robert Schroeder - MarketWatch
The federal government spent your income-tax dollars in two big ways in 2014: on the military and on health care.
Barry Ritholtz - Bloomberg View
The possibility of a deal to limit Iran's nuclear capabilities and end the international trade sanctions against the country raise a fascinating question: Will there be a peace dividend?
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (d-Ill.) and Lawrence Mishel - The Hill
The annual federal budget debate typically doesn’t excite many folks outside the Washington beltway. And with good reason – the Republican budget process is intended to lull the public to sleep by staying short on details and long on damaging provisions that will hurt low-income and middle-class families.
Ellen Ratner - World News Daily
Although there is some question about the truth of the balanced budget, I remember the day that the White House Press Corps was called into the East Room for a ceremony marking “a balanced budget.”
Steven Rosenfeld - Alternet
If you’re among the millions of Americans who feel bypassed by the economic recovery, you should pay attention to what the GOP-controlled Congress says it wants do to the federal government—via the 2016 budget—because if Republicans get even a fraction of what they have proposed, your living standards will start ...
Ben Piven - Al Jazeera America
President proposes to tax companies’ foreign profits for half-trillion in revenue but faces tough congressional fight
Jasmine Tucker - Truthout
President Obama's 2016 budget proposal included many education initiatives that would be popular among the US population. But is 2 percent of the total federal budget pie enough?
Bill Curry - Salon
Avoiding another disastrous Middle East war requires voicing our convictions bravely -- then trusting in democracy
Doug Hall - Huffington Post
On February 2, President Obama released a budget outline for fiscal year 2016 with many proposals that reflect Americans' most cherished values and priorities, according to opinion polls. The $4 trillion proposal is only a starting point for lengthy budget negotiations in the Republican-controlled Congress; however, it does provide important ...
- BBC World Service
BBC News Hour interviews NPP's Lindsay Koshgarian about the cost of Obama's proposed Authorization of Military Force (AUMF).