Debt

Phillip L. Swagel, CBO’s Director: As a result of the persistently large deficits, federal debt held by the public is projected to rise to $31.4 trillion at the end of 2030—an amount equal to 98 percent of GDP. At that point, debt would be higher as a percentage of...

Dialogue and Civility

Robert Wilkes at Divided We Fall: In America the people are sovereign. That’s a premise we can all agree on, right? See! Civility isn’t so hard. We agree already! Well, no… It is actually quite hard, as we all know, and it’s getting worse. If civility continues to...

Corruption

From Transparency International: The United States has received its lowest score in eight years on the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released today by Transparency International, dropping two points to score 69 out of 100. The Index draws from over a dozen...

Another Prayer for Civility

The Chaplain, Dr. Barry C. Black, offered the following prayer on January 23: Almighty God, our rock of ages, be omnipresent during this impeachment trial, providing our Senators with the assuring awareness  of Your powerful involvement. May they strive to have a...