Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Miriam Pemberton - People's World
Millions of Americans are feeling uneasy, disgruntled, and insecure. That message sounded loud and clear throughout our turbulent election year. The Trump administration’s latest budget proposal isn’t likely to change that.
LA Times Graphics Staff - LA Times
The White House released its “skinny budget,” a simplified version of the administration’s federal budget proposal for the 2018 fiscal year. It differs radically from President Obama’s budget proposals and includes large cuts in discretionary spending and additional money for defense.
Paul Kawika Martin - Baltimore Sun
America's longest war isn't getting any younger.
Kimberly Adams - NPR's Marketplace
The federal budget is not a zero-sum game — there are political pressures,and many items that simply can’t be cut.
Mike Rothschild - ATTN
"There is ample money within the Pentagon budget that could be put to better use," NPP Lindsay Koshgarian Research Director told ATTN.
Nikole Mckibben - Daily Lobo
The presidential election results may have more of an effect on New Mexico than many may think.
Sarah Lazare - Alternet
The Overseas Contingency Operations fund allows the military to sidestep budget caps and political debate.
Staff Writers - Space Daily
The US Air Force's unmanned X-37B space plane has now spent more than 500 days orbiting the Earth, without statement or explanation.
Joshua Holland - The Nation
Just as past public policies created the racial wealth gap, current policy widens it.
Noah Smith - Bloomberg
At the Republican convention in Cleveland, billionaire investor and entrepreneur Peter Thiel introduced two bold new ideas to his conservative audience.