by Alan Pyke Posted on April 2, 2014 Updated: April 2, 2014
Rep. Paul Ryan's newest budget borrows a lot from his last two in ways that ignore the stark improvement in America's deficit outlook.
by Josh Israel Posted on April 2, 2014
A ThinkProgress review of just a few of the specific programs Ryan singles out for elimination would hurt constituents in his own First Congressional District.
by Igor Volsky Posted on March 4, 2014
Deficit hawks looking for deep spending cuts will be sourly disappointed.
by Bryce Covert Posted on February 28, 2014
The federal budget deficit is now the smallest since 2008.
by Alan Pyke Posted on February 13, 2014
Record unemployment in Greece shows the damage caused by austerity policies is far from over.
by Alan Pyke Posted on February 11, 2014
"I do not hesitate to collect a deer carcass from the roadway," said Maine State Trooper Jon Brown.
Corporate tax liability currently stops at the "water's edge" in most states, but it doesn't have to.
by Annie-Rose Strasser Posted on February 9, 2014
Sheriff Jim Pitts's plan will charge inmate $6 for meals, $10 for visits to the doctor, and $5 for getting booked.
by Alan Pyke Posted on February 7, 2014
The government employs three-quarters of a million fewer people than it did at the beginning of 2009 thanks to misguided austerity policies.
by Posted on February 4, 2014 Updated: February 4, 2014
New data shows the deficit falling over the next few years, removing Congress's excuse for inaction on the economy.