A Better Kind of Disaster Relief

The new Sandy aid bill highlights two problems—financial debt and ecological debt. Read More

The deficit-reduction committee selected to reevaluate U.S. spending and raise the debt ceiling have been deliberating for months. But negotiations have collapsed, and the committee is expected to formally announce their failure to reach a deal later today. Meanwhile, the national debt hovers around a hefty $15 trillion ...

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has backed out of budget talks until President Obama negotiates further with Democratic leaders. Cantor was joined by Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona in leaving the drawn-out discussions to determine how to raise the national debt ceiling and make pivotal budget cuts. The Republicans claim no further progress can be made until President Obama makes a stand on Democratic requests to raise taxes ...