• U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter is seen during NATO Baltic air policing mission takeover ceremony in Siauliai

    More NATO Nations Meeting the 2% Pledge

    By Michael Rainey

    President Trump met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg last week, offering the president an opportunity to highlight recent increases in military spending in Europe. “[W]e’ve increased and...

  • 3 Big Risks the US Faces as Debt Levels Soar

    By Yuval Rosenberg and Michael Rainey

    In a new note to clients, Goldman Sachs economists say that U.S. fiscal outlook “is not good.” If you’re reading this you likely already knew that the picture isn’t pretty — but the new Goldman Sachs...

  • FILE PHOTO: A combine drives over stalks of soft red winter wheat during the harvest on a farm in Dixon, Illinois

    Farm Bill Failure Underscores a Divided GOP

    The House on Friday failed to pass an $867 billion farm bill after conservatives withheld their support as part of a simmering internal fight over immigration. The vote was 198-213, with 30...

  • US Fertility Just Hit a 30-Year Low. Why That's a Problem for Social Security

    By Michael Rainey

    Births in the U.S. fell to a multi-decade low last year, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics released Tuesday. The provisional estimate shows 3.85 million births in the U...

  • Members of the New York Police Department's Counterterrorism Bureau monitor security in Times Square ahead of New Year celebrations in Manhattan, in New York

    What the War on Terror Has Cost Since 9/11

    By Michael Rainey

    The U.S. has spent roughly $2.8 trillion fighting terrorism since 9/11, according to a new analysis from the nonpartisan Stimson Center, a think tank focused on security issues. A study group at the...

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