Patty Murray vs. Paul Ryan, in one chart

Move aside, Paul Ryan: The Senate Budget Committee also released preliminary budget figures today. Here's how the two plans stack up.

By Dylan Matthews March 12, 2013

Choose your own fiscal cliff adventure!

Obama and Boehner are currently hashing out a fiscal cliff deal. But how would you solve it? We built a tool to let you try.

By Dylan Matthews December 20, 2012

Remembering the Republicans’ stimulus

The proposal would have cost about $3 trillion over the next decade -- so a bit less than 400 percent what the stimulus cost -- and not a dollar of it would've been paid for.

By Ezra Klein August 27, 2012

The Romney campaign says stimulus doesn’t work. Here are the studies they left out.

The Romney campaign, referencing two studies, says stimulus doesn't work. But a more comprehensive look at the literature leads to a very different conclusion. Thirteen good studies conclude that stimulative policies are effective, while two studies concluded the opposite. The consensus is clear: economists think stimulus works.

By Dylan Matthews August 8, 2012

Michael Grunwald’s ‘The New New Deal’

It's been a while since we've done a page 69 test on Wonkblog, and what better way to start it back up again than with Michael Grunwald's "The New New Deal," a history of the passage and implementation of the 2009 stimulus package.

By Dylan Matthews August 7, 2012