The Deficit and National Debt
American exceptionalism endures, but we must confront our dysfunctional and profligate government.
The White House says it's one of many difficult decisions that must be made to reduce the deficit.
Congress will get back to work on Bush tax cuts, the military's gay ban, and the new START treaty.
A deal is taking shape that would raise the debt ceiling in return for program spending cuts.
The much-vaunted Republican ban on earmarks lasted all of 72 hours.
8 ways to make fixing the federal budget cool.
Why not be the first president to stop kicking the entitlement can down the road?
If Americans insist on their inalienable right to be goofy, then maybe goofy is the way to go.
Every generation must understand that it has been promised more than the government can deliver.