budget

Pentagon Engaged in Unfathomable Financial Mismanagement

December 5, 2018

Around the same time that auditors declared that the Department of Defense’s finances are unauditable, The Nation published an extensive exposé of just how deliberately falsified and mismanaged the Pentagon’s accounts are. We speak to the report’s author, investigative journalist David Lindorff      

Cop Shortage Called Into Question Amid Excessive Overtime Spending

July 18, 2018

A Baltimore city councilman is calling into question the narrative that overtime is driven by a shortage of patrol officers after obtaining detailed documents on staffing

Grassroots Pressure Stops Cuts to Baltimore Schools

January 24, 2018

Educators and advocates convinced the Baltimore school board to scale back major reforms to the funding formula that determines how much money schools receive

Time for Politicians to Stop Deficit Fearmongering

October 20, 2017

The common misconception is that the government is doing something wrong when it runs a deficit, but what most people don’t understand is that there’s a matching surplus in another part of the economy, says economist Stephanie Kelton

Trump’s ‘Fantasy’ Military Budget Hides the Real Cost

July 28, 2017

To spend even more than the staggering amounts already given to the military, U.S. lawmakers have used the foreign war budget as a “slush fund” to circumvent Pentagon budget caps imposed by law, says William Hartung

Education

June 7, 2017
Cuts to public school funding sustained over a decade is a deliberate strategy to ensure privatization says Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report

Trump’s Budget and Policies Will be ‘Horrific’ For Women

May 26, 2017

The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel describes the effects the Trump budget proposal will have for women. Ivanka Trump’s parental leave program will not make a dent in the damage

The Black Financial and Fraud Report

May 25, 2017
White-collar criminologist Bill Black says that President Donald Trump’s stumbles and the GOP’s policies give Democrats an opportunity to win over voters, if they can offer a meaningful alternative.

Trump Budget Slashes Vital Programs to Enrich the Wealthy

May 23, 2017

Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research says President Donald Trump’s new budget makes unprecedented cuts to already subpar levels of social assistance and “redistributes upward” to wealthy Americans.

Heritage Foundation Provided Blueprint for Trump’s Budget

April 9, 2017

The Heritage Foundation’s ties to the Trump administration are very extensive and his budget proposal shows it, according to In These Times writer Theo Anderson