Debt Deal

The Super Committee Has Failed?! Wait, What's a Super Committee?

by Shani O. Hilton on Nov 22, 2011 10:45AM

In Southeast D.C., where unemployment is close to 30 percent and where people are most likely to feel the pain of social service cuts, it's enough to know the big picture: "They don't seem to care about us."

Topics: Debt Deal, Politics

Key Question of 2012: Do You Represent the People or the Banks?

by Kai Wright on Sep 20, 2011 10:43AM

The president vowed to make the rich "pay their fair share." Let's hope he's serious. But either way, a new campaign launches today to make sure both parties must care as much about homeowners and workers as they do bankers in 2012.

Topics: Kai Wright, Economy, Debt Deal

Debt Deal Casualties May Include College Aid for Poor Students

by Shani O. Hilton on Aug 1, 2011 1:30PM

Tea party Republicans were willing to let the debt ceiling deadline pass in order to block Pell Grant funding, which one member has called "welfare of the 21st century." The student aid program may be among the most vulnerable in the coming round of cuts.

Topics: Politics, Schools & Youth, Debt Deal

The Tea Party Says, Yes, We Can! (Then Actually Changes Stuff)

by Kai Wright on Aug 1, 2011 11:21AM

The most consequential change to our political landscape in 2008 may not have been Obama's election, but rather the right's response to it.

Topics: Kai Wright, Politics, Debt Deal