By Alan Pyke 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 Harry Stein, Guest Blogger on February 4, 2014
New data shows the deficit falling over the next few years, removing Congress's excuse for inaction on the economy.
By Alan Pyke on January 30, 2014
Official economic growth data is in for the last quarter of 2013, and it shows the high cost of Congressional malpractice.
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Dozens of states have declared states of emergency in the face of a propane shortage and freezing temperatures.
By Jeff Spross on January 15, 2014
There are good and bad changes for various programs, and a few minor GOP riders made it in -- but some of the worst changes were kept out.
By Alan Pyke on January 15, 2014
Congress' latest spending compromise cuts a combined $927 million from three agencies that are key to protecting taxpayers' interests.
By Alan Pyke on January 14, 2014
The government brought in $53 billion more than it spent in December, a record surplus that reflects years of harmful post-recession austerity.
By Alan Pyke on December 13, 2013
Ireland's bailout is ending, but high rates of joblessness, homelessness, and poverty brought on by austerity will take longer to shrug off.
By Alan Pyke on December 12, 2013
With deadlines looming, Congress needs to take two simple steps (and hold off on a third) to avoid inflicting needless economic pain on millions.
The nation's premier anti-hunger program is shrinking all on its own.