George Levinger and Lindsay Koshgarian - Daily Hampshire Gazette
NORTHAMPTON — In the widely revered “Analects of Confucius,” one of his disciples asks him about the essence of good government. Confucius replies as follows: “The requisites of government are that there be a sufficiency of food, enough military equipment, and the confidence of the people in their ruler.”
Claudia David Heitler - Here There Everywhere: News for Kids
Most households have a budget -- how much money you have versus how much you spend, and on what.
Jon Queally - Common Dreams
David Malakoff - Science AAAS
Rebecca Shabad - The Hill
Timothy B. Clark - Government Executive
Ginger Gibson - International Business Times
Sarah Lazare - Common Dreams
Analysts warn that "emergency" war spending fund, which was supposed to be temporary, has become permanent fixture that inflates Pentagon's budget
Isaiah J. Poole - Campaign for America's Future
With all of the justifiable anger directed at what’s in the 2015 spending bill – the omnibus continuing resolution or “cromnibus” – that the House struggled to pass late Thursday, there is also a major story to be told about what’s not in the bill.
Thomas Hedges - The Real News Network
Lawmakers and military administrators are shifting baseline funding to the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) budget, which is exempt from mandatory cuts.