What's Trump's Budget Means for Space, Health, and Basic Science in America
Under Trump's request, NASA's budget would hold steady, while the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation would see their funding slashed.
Breaking Down the Ramifications of the Congressional Budget Deal
The latest deal, once again, kicked longstanding budget issues down the road, and puts more pressure on future generations.
The Budget Deal Reinstates a Tax to Fund Oil Spill Clean-Ups
The tax on both domestic crude and imported petroleum products generated $500 million a year, on average, in federal revenue.
Congress Includes Massive Sale of Oil Reserves in Budget Deal
The congressional spending deal includes a sale of roughly 100 million barrels of oil from the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a cache of federally owned oil.
Jerry Brown's Science-Based Approach to the Proposed California State Budget
After a difficult year, the governor has allocated a large portion of his 2018–19 budget to addressing environmental concerns.
Trump's Budget Means Disaster for State and Local Governments
The theory behind Trump's budget is that we must take from state and local programs in order to fund federal defense projects.
Can Lifetime Career Loans Help Dislocated Workers?
A new report argues for lifetime career loans as part of a modern New Deal for American workers.
Trump's Budget Represents His Administration's Plan for Solving America's Economic Ills
And, as it turns out, many economists don't love the administration's apparent investment priorities.
The Consequence of the Trump Administration Slashing the EPA's Science Office
The Office of Research and Development has been at front lines of virtually every environmental crisis. Trump wants to cut its funding in half.
Should We Update Our Disability Insurance Program?
The disability program was saved—but an opportunity to improve it was lost.
The Prophet: Meet Dave Ramsey, America's Personal Finance Guru
Meet Dave Ramsey, the most important personal finance guru in America. Millions of people follow his biblically inspired advice. It goes like this: 1. Purge yourself of debt; 2. Live on cash; 3. Pretend economic trends don't affect you; 4. Blame yourself when they do.
Highest Paid People on the Pentagon Budget: Three Football Coaches
The head coaches at Army, Navy, and Air Force make the most money in the Pentagon—and it's not all that surprising.
Study: How to Entice People to Buy Symphony Tickets
New research suggests that, contrary to common belief, ticket buyers are not particularly hostile toward contemporary compositions.