office-of-management-and-budget

Can we have an evidence-based government?

The federal government is getting more and more invested in evaluating its programs. But will that fix what ails it?

  • Jim Tankersley and Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 16, 2013

Why comparing budgets is so maddeningly tough

On the one hand, doing budget math is just solving arithmetic problems. On the other hand, the arithmetic problems were designed by a sadistic madman.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 11, 2013

Sylvia Mathews Burwell: Six things to know about the new White House budget director

Sylvia Mathews Burwell is Obama's pick to lead the Office on Management and Budget. Here's what her deal is.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 4, 2013

READ: The final sequester breakdown, from the Air Force to zoos

So far we've been guesstimating what the size of cuts for each budget account would be. Now, the OMB has the final numbers.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Mar 2, 2013

Here’s how you run a sequester: ‘Scrape five percent less poop’

"I asked, 'Do you do anything with the buoys?' And they said, 'Twice a year we send somebody to scrape off the bird poop.' So I said, 'Scrape five percent less poop.'"

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Feb 22, 2013