New Simpson-Bowles plan a needed wake-up call

Opinion | Gary Shapiro

The plan would cut debt growth by $5.2 trillion over the next 10 years.

A wrong purple moment for Obama and Boehner

Opinion | Lanny Davis

Neither Obama nor Boehner seems to be in a hurry to solve the debt crisis.

Hits and misses as budget season gets underway

Opinion | Alison Acosta Fraser

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) are out with new budgets.

What scares me about the sequester debate

Opinion | David Harsanyi

If Americans are really buying Obama’s arguments, we’re in serious trouble.

Stunning new numbers forecast debt explosion by 2023 - TheDCNF

US | Betsi Fores

‘If current laws remain in place, debt will equal 77 percent of GDP’

Moody's downgrades higher ed financial forecast - TheDCNF

Education | Robby Soave
Dartmouth College. Photo - public domain

Factors include the nation’s poor overall economic outlook and soaring levels of debt

State and local governments still in desperate need of reform

Opinion | Stephen Eide

The housing market recovery won’t solve state and local governments’ long-term problems.

Get with the program, people: Embrace higher tax rates

Opinion | Steve Stanek

Maybe if Americans had to shoulder the actual cost of federal programs, they’d demand spending cuts.

Fiscal cliff deal is good politics but bad policy

Opinion | Kenneth Timmerman

Every time Congress passes a bill like this, America gets closer to bankruptcy.

Republicans are right to resist tax-rate hikes

Opinion | Anthony Rek LeCounte

It’s time for President Obama to get serious about the deficit.

Undecideds: Please read this before voting

Opinion | David Cohen

Why this really is the most important election of our lifetime.

Five numbers: How Romney can control the post-debate message

Opinion | Ned Ryun

The numbers don’t lie: Obama’s presidency has been a disaster.

The first debate: the only way for a game-changing moment

Elections | Lanny Davis

One of the candidates (or both) should embrace Simpson-Bowles.

Paul Ryan's speech: too much talk about debt, not enough about growth

Opinion | Larry Kudlow

Ryan’s speech was good but in some ways disappointing.

Obama's path to victory: Change the subject, change history

Feature:Opinion | David Cohen

The president’s false narrative on what ‘got us into this mess in the first place.’

Rep. Forbes: Obama holding national security 'hostage' to 'blackmail Republicans into raising taxes' - TheDC

Politics | Matthew Boyle
Randy Forbes

Obama ‘doesn’t care if it is going to cost 700,000 jobs,’ says Va. congressman

Obama four years ago: 'driving up our national debt' is 'unpatriotic' [VIDEO] - TheDC

Politics | Matt Pitchford

GOP critique: Obama has raised the debt by $5 trillion; more than any other president in history

China owes America billions

Feature:Opinion | Chet Nagle

President Obama should ask the Chinese to honor their debts.

Calif. budget solution: Increase spending and taxes - TheDCNF

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
California Budget Jerry Brown

California Gov Jerry Brown revealed his revised plan Monday to close the state’s $16 billion budget deficit by slashing $8.3 billion in government spending and imposing temporary tax increases. His new proposal increases cuts $4.1 billion from the January proposal. Brown also proposed a 16 percent increase in funding for education, subject to voter approval, […]

Bank of Spain looks to rescue Bankia - TheDCNF

Daily Caller News Foundation | Michael Bastasch
Spain Financial Crisis

The Bank of Spain announced that it is looking rescue Bankia SA by taking a controlling share, according to the Wall Street Journal. The move would convert the 4.5 billion euros of bailout funds from the Spanish government to common shares, giving Spanish authorities control of Bankia’s parent company, Banco Financiero y de Ahorros SA […]