In 1950, there were more than 16 workers for every beneficiary. In 2035, that ratio will be only 2.3 workers per retiree.
Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are still the chief drivers of our future debt. But Republicans aren't touching them.
The actual total is probably higher according to the Government Accountability Office's new report.
It's not Trump vs. Biden: High officials play fast and loose with government secrets, but only regular people face harsh penalties.
While some Republicans may have had misguided motivations, a few disrupted McCarthy's campaign in order to enact fiscal restraint. Their colleagues were fine with business as usual.
Plus: a lightning round recollection of comical political fabulists
C-SPAN has shown House proceedings since 1979 but only what the House chooses to let it show. That needs to change.
Despite $80 billion in new funding, the agency is living up to its reputation of hassling low-income taxpayers over rich people.
We’d all be better off if politicians spared us their experiments in subsidies, wages, and trade.
People in power lean on private businesses to impose authoritarian policies forbidden to the government.
If lawmakers keep spending like they are, and if the Fed backs down from taming inflation, then the government may create a perfect storm.
The Congressional Budget Office projects that future deficits will explode. But there's a way out.
The bill also gives TSA employees the power to collectively bargain, which means more pay raises are likely in the future.
Congress' end-of-the-year omnibus bill was delayed by arguments over where to build the new facility.
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It's especially outrageous when considering the billions of dollars in fraud that took place thanks to COVID-19 relief programs.
On Wednesday, a federal appeals court denied the Biden administration's request to block a Texas judge's ruling that declared the policy unconstitutional.
Private property was the solution to their failed experiment. But people keep repeating the Pilgrims' mistakes.
The biggest beneficiaries of economic growth are poor people. But the deepest case for economic growth is a moral one.
People with money on the line try harder than pundits to be right, and they adjust quickly when they've made a mistake.
With government meddling, many farmers end up doing less with more, and people end up paying more for less.
Priscilla Villarreal found herself in a jail cell for publishing two routine stories. A federal court still can't decide what to do about that.
If the midterms favor Republicans, their top priority needs to be the fight against inflation—whether or not they feel like they created the problem.
The agency should be abolished and its employees sent to seek jobs in the private sector.
From immigration to drug reform, there is plenty of potential for productive compromise.
Biden Is Still Seeking Potential Life Sentences for Distributing Weed, Even As He Pardons for Possession
Pardoning possession offenders is nice. Taking his boot off the necks of cannabis sellers would be even better.
The FBI's long history of using informants and manufactured plots to prosecute extremists
NYC and San Francisco Prioritize 'First Doses First' for Monkeypox Vaccine. Why Won't the CDC Do the Same?
The CDC and FDA, when confronted with scarce vaccine supply, refuse to learn from their COVID-19 mistakes.
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They're trying to pressure the federal government into getting organized about vaccines.
First, undo government harm.
The federal government set the tone on the beginning of the resettlement process. It continues to keep legal status for certain evacuees out of reach.
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Sanders' frequent cries for heavy-handed federal government intervention should be opposed whenever they crop up.
Adam Conover and President Barack Obama want to unruin the federal government. But they’re not really willing to truly consider that it’s too big and too wasteful.
Congressional Democrats are insisting on expensive green tech, even though USPS is in desperate financial condition.
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