The case for deficit optimism

Here’s a secret: For all the sound and fury, Washington’s actually making real progress on debt.

By Ezra Klein January 20, 2013

IMF: Yes, America is profligate

The U.S. reacted to higher debt levels with even higher deficits. By one measure, that makes us profligate.

By Howard Schneider January 11, 2013

Romney’s budget plan is a fantasy

To keep his budget promises, Mitt Romney would have to cut all programs that aren't Medicare, Social Security or defense by an average of 40 percent in 2016 and 57 percent in 2022. This will never happen.

By Ezra Klein August 14, 2012