Obama's only solution is to spend - TheDC Opinion

Feature:Opinion | Sen. Jim DeMint

The president is showing leadership on the budget, but he’s leading us toward bankruptcy.

How to repair the debt ceiling

Opinion | David Bossie

It’s too easy to raise the debt limit. It’s time to make it harder.

Probably not the best time to say 'no' to spending cuts

Opinion | Joseph Moser

Democrats will pay at the ballot box if they continue to resist necessary cuts.

China's money: Too dangerous for business, too tempting for government - TheDC Opinion

op-ed | Neil Patel

Why aren’t we more concerned about our $900 billion debt to China?

Debt now equals total U.S. economy - Washington Times

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Obama predicts that the national debt will reach $15 trillion, equal to the entire U.S. economy

Why Monday could be a turning point in Obama's presidency

Opinion | Gretchen Hamel

When Obama releases his new budget, Americans will learn whether he’s really committed to reining in spending.

Ryan confronts Bernanke over Fed's purchases of U.S. debt - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Ryan confronts Bernanke over Fed printing money to buy U.S. debt, raises concerns about the dollar

When do we need to panic?

Opinion | Ben Clarke

Cable news is making everyone anxious.

Reality Check - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Separating the spin from the facts – from both parties – on President Obama’s State of the Union address

Toomey bill aims to take debt limit 'scare tactics off the table' - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

GOP Sen. Pat Toomey introduces a bill to undercut President Obama’s argument that the debt limit must be raised

The $14 trillion gorilla

Opinion | David Bossie

For years, politicians on both sides of the aisle have ignored the 800-pound gorilla in the room — our national debt.

Orszag fears it will take 'crisis' for action on debt - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Former Obama budget chief says he fears Washington will wait for ‘crisis’ to act on deficit and debt

GOP proposes cuts, but Obama's willingness to elaborate on debt in SOTU doubtful - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Many in Washington believe President Obama’s proposals to deal with the deficit will lack specifics

Chamber chairman: Some of our members might not like it, but get rid of tax loopholes - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Chairman Thomas Bell says the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will support eliminating tax loopholes for corporations

Putting America on the path to prosperity

Opinion | Rep. Phil Roe

It’s time for the reckless spending to stop.

Politics and the debt ceiling

Opinion | Christopher Hartman

Refusing to raise the debt limit would be a terrible mistake.

Geithner: Failure to raise debt ceiling would cost 'millions' of jobs - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Treasury Sec. Geithner says not raising the debt ceiling would be ‘deeply irresponsible’ and would cause a worse recession than 2008

Secession and America's looming fiscal crisis

op-ed | Robert Wright

Can the Union survive its debt crisis?

Poll: Majority of Americans worse off since Obama took office - TheDC

Politics | Alexis Levinson

A Bloomberg poll finds a majority of Americans think they are worse off than they were two years ago

How to reduce the national debt without raising taxes or cutting spending

Opinion | Michael Sekora

Increasing business revenues is the most effective way to reduce the debt.