by Alan Pyke Posted 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 Posted 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 Posted 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.
by Jeff Spross Posted on December 11, 2013
It keeps most of sequestration's cuts, could open more offshore waters to drilling, and modestly reduces some federal assistance to fossil fuel interests.
by Bryce Covert Posted on December 6, 2013
A group of House Republicans sent a letter advocating to keep sequestration spending levels in the budget conference negotiations.
by Alan Pyke Posted on November 20, 2013
The country's largest anti-hunger program will shrink on its own if Congress just gets out of the way.
by Bryce Covert Posted on November 20, 2013
Sequestration has meant reducing meals, transportation services, and other programs that the elderly rely on.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on November 19, 2013 Updated: November 19, 2013
Former gubernatorial candidate and Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds' son apparently killed himself just one day after he was turned away from getting psychiatric care because there weren't enough beds.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on November 15, 2013
The austerity cuts could have unintended, and unwelcome, consequences for Americans' premiums under Obamacare.