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Niraj Chokshi

Management

Want to Add 1 Million Jobs to the Economy? Cancel the Sequester Next Fiscal Year

Repealing the cuts could boost near-term output and employment.

Oversight

The House Is the Most Conservative It's Been in More Than 60 Years

House Republicans are veering right faster than Democrats are pulling left.

Oversight

That Good-for-Nothing Congress Is Actually Getting More Done

That is, if you measure production by the sheer volume of legislative text it's been passing.

Pay & Benefits

Defense Workers Take Furloughs in Stride

Bibs for 'Federal Furlough Five-Mile Fun Run' use humor to cope with what amounts to a 20 percent weekly pay cut for 11 weeks.

Pay & Benefits

Sequestration Concerns Play Out

Budget cuts are eating up 15 percent of some unemployment benefits.

Management

Is a Sequester Tipping Point Coming?

Sequestration was overhyped and the deluge never came. But it may begin to pour this summer.

FEATURED EBOOKS
Defense

What Little We Know About the NSA Leaker

Profiles describe Snowden as being fully aware of the risks he took, both in revealing the data and in coming forward.

Defense

The Banality of Al-Qaida's Scathing Letter to One of Its Operatives

Al Qaida, it turns out, isn't immune from bureaucratic dysfunction.

Oversight

Analysis: Could Fracking Close the Budget Deficit?

A carbon levy could forestall other more painful choices.

Oversight

Analysis: The Good Side of the IRS Scandal

Targeting groups was wrong. But the spotlight is now on the important role of the IG.

Defense

Why the Immigration Plan Really Could Give Us Border Security

Plan requires that a set of border-security goals be met before any undocumented immigrant gets legal status.

FEATURED EBOOKS
Management

The Income Tax Form Turns 100

The 16th amendment to the Constitution went into effect in 1913.

Management

Why This Is the Age of Small Government (Sort Of)

By one important measure spending is at a 50-year low.

Management

Is Chained CPI the Wrong Solution to the Right Problem?

Change might not make benefit adjustments more accurate for everyone.

Management

There’s Nothing to Fear But the Debt Itself

Federal interest payments are projected to grow faster over the next decade than any other broad category of expenditures.

Oversight

Nondefense Slice of Domestic Spending on Track to Hit 50-Year Low

Government operations and welfare programs take big hits in both Democratic and GOP plans.

Management

In the Budget Debate, Even the Definition of Spending Is Up for Grabs

The parties are not able to find a compromise on how to have the conversation.