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).
Lindsay Koshgarian - The Hill
One of the biggest battles facing Congress this year is whether to keep the budget caps and cuts known as sequestration in place, and one of the most curious features of the sequester is the insistence on equal cuts for defense and non-defense programs. President Obama’s proposed budget does little ...
Rob Garver - The Fiscal Times
The debate over President Obama’s authority to use the U.S. armed forces to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria might just come down to the definition of the word “enduring.” - See more at: http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2015/02/11/One-Little-Word-Could-Kill-Obama-s-War-Powers-Request#sthash.2U5tf562.dpuf
Doug Hall - Daily Hampshire Gazette
NORTHAMPTON — On Feb. 2, President Obama released a budget outline for fiscal year 2016 that should be widely popular with the American people. The $4 trillion proposal is only a starting point for lengthy budget negotiations in the Republican-controlled Congress; however, it does provide important detail about the president’s ...
Zoe Ferguson - Bustle
So President Barack Obama has rolled out his proposal for the 2016 fiscal year budget. Where is the money going? If you’re a visual learner like me, a handy pie chart goes much further than a dense paragraph of econo-speak in demonstrating where the President’s spending priorities lie. Luckily, the ...
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.