Newsletter

  • 3 New Plans to Fix Social Security

    According to the annual trustees’ report released Monday , the combined trust funds for Social Security, currently valued at $2.9 trillion, will be exhausted by 2035 (see the chart from CQ Roll Call...

  • The F-35 Program Just Got Even More Expensive

    The world’s priciest weapons program just got even more expensive. Bloomberg News reports that the estimated total price for research and procurement at Lockheed-Martin’s F-35 jet program has...

  • 1.4 Million More Americans Have Become Uninsured Since 2016: CBO

    A report released last week by the Congressional Budget Office estimates that the number of Americans without health insurance rose by 1.4 million from 2016 to 2018, going from 27.5 million to 28.9...

  • How Dark Money Groups Overwhelmed the IRS

    In the past decade, people, companies and unions have dispensed more than $1 billion in dark money, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The very definition of that phrase, to many...

  • Three Numbers That Sum Up the GOP Tax Cuts in 2018

    With tax season ending this week for most Americans, Howard Gleckman of the Tax Policy Center has boiled down the effects of the new tax law for the average citizen into just a few numbers. While no...