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A Century of Subsidies for the Oil & Gas Industry

April 18, 2014 | 101 | Budget & Tax , Energy , Natural Resources

The oil and gas industry has been getting subsidies for almost a century. We can't afford special treatment for profitable companies. The time has come to end taxpayer subsidies for the industry.... Read More

Loan Guarantee Program 101

October 16, 2012 | 101 | Agriculture , Budget & Tax , Energy , Natural Resources

Loan Guarantee Program 101 A basic primer on the Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Guarantee Program and answers general questions on the history, administration, and overall effect of the program.... Read More

Farm Bill 101

October 02, 2012 | 101 | Agriculture , Budget & Tax

Farm Bill 101 The Farm Bill is a massive piece of legislation that guides food and farm policy. It covers wide-ranging topics from rural broadband service to farm subsidy payments.... Read More

Agricultural Safety Net 101

October 02, 2012 | 101 | Agriculture

Agricultural Safety Net 101 The agricultural safety net refers to the various federal programs and policies that insulate agricultural producers from the costs of conducting business.... Read More

Green Scissors Campaign 101

Green Scissors Campaign 101 A basic primer on the Green Scissors campaign and answers general questions about the history and goals of the coalition.... Read More

Pentagon Contracting 101

August 23, 2011 | 101 | National Security

Pentagon Contracting 101 Overview Tracking contracts in the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is daunting. DOD purchases more than $1 billion of goods and... Read More

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

July 25, 2014

Van Halen Port Policy

Panama! Panama-ah-ah-ah! The lyrics from the eponymous Van Halen song from the 1980s could just as easily be... Read More