budget

The Obama Years, in Two Budget Charts

States have relied largely on the feds to serve their residents and avoid fiscal collapse.

Obama Favors Expanding Schools and Reducing Prisons in New Budget

The budget includes targeted funds for programs to reduce racial disparities in courts and prisons.

Never Mind the Fiscal Cliff, the 'Reverse Subsidy' Is the Real Crisis

Imara Jones argues that the core problem with how government taxes and spends is that the poor are actually the ones subsidizing the rich.

On Race and Taxes, Both Parties Insist Upon Speaking No Evil

The debate over taxes is and has always been a proxy for one about racial inequity. And we’ve never been able to admit it.