Reading Time: 4 minutes December 8 is the deadline for working out a budget deal. It is always tough for the two parties to agree on spending. Reaching agreement this year may be particularly challenging, even though Republicans control Congress and the White House.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Republicans lash out at an impartial federal agency after their various health care bills get unfavorable scores.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Over half of the EPA’s Board of Scientific Counselors have been dismissed to make way for fossil fuel advocates, leading many to worry about the vanishing role of independent scientific review within the agency.
Reading Time: 2 minutes An offer of astounding sacrifice by seniors in Japan’s nuclear aftermath. Anger can be a healthy thing, sometimes. And cuts in children’s health care that don’t even make sense fiscally.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Now’s the time to shake off the slumber and look—gasp—look at who’s really benefitting from the shutdown threat.