Canada Calls for More Federal Dollars for the Young

Friday, October 18, 2013

Geoffrey Canada, known for his education and anti-poverty work, is taking a new message to college campuses: your future is being ransacked by the elderly and the baby boomers. He wants student activists to take on the cause of more equitable federal spending. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Entitlement Spending and the Fall of Nations

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Glenn Hubbard, dean of the Columbia Business School, adviser to Bush I and II, and co-author with Tim Kane, of Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America (Simon & Schuster, 2013), says economic imbalance led to the downfall of past empires and warns that a similar fate is in store for the U.S. if the political stalemate over budget deficits and entitlements continues.

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Beach Bar Report; Bike Share Starts; Glenn Hubbard; Running for Office

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day weekend came and went. We'll check in to see how coastal bars and restaurants fared in this first post-Sandy summer weekend. Plus: The bike share program has started and transportation commission Janette Sadik-Khan discusses how it's going; international news with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg; how to run for office as an outsider; and the problem with entitlement spending according to Glenn Hubbard.

Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Going Nuclear Gabfest

Friday, November 30, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The fiscal cliff, filibuster reform and outing bullies online.


It's A Free Country ®

Super Committee Struggles: What $1.2 Trillion in Cuts Looks Like

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Should the deficit reduction super committee fail to cut at least $1.2 trillion in spending, a trigger will do it for them, taking an axe to defense spending while largely sparing entitlement programs.

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Van Jones' American Dream

Friday, July 08, 2011

We've already had an austerity program given to us by Wall Street when it destroyed the economy in 2008; to add a public sector austerity program is the height of foolishness.

Van Jones, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and former Obama administration green jobs advisor, The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Takeaway

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Medicaid

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Cuts to entitlements like Medicare and Medicaid are continue to be used as bargaining chips as the debate over the budget rages on in Washington. Already some states have begun cutting back their Medicaid programs. 

But a new study out today in the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that people on Medicaid see doctors more regularly, and are more financially stable and less depressed than the uninsured. These findings could be crucial selling points as lawmakers debate the effectiveness versus cost of the health program.

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