Lindsay Koshgarian

Lindsay Koshgarian is Research Director at the National Priorities Project. 

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Trump's $174 Billion Budget Lie
Over the past week, the Trump administration put out their proposal for the federal budget for fiscal year 2020, which starts in October of this year. With this budget, Trump is trying to have his cake and eat it too: he wants to claim that he’s adhering to strict spending limits favored by deficit...
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Sunday, January 13, 2019
Longest Shutdown Ever: This Is Bad Governance
It’s day 22, and this government shutdown is officially the longest in American history.
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The U.S. military budget is more than $200 billion higher than it was 30 years ago. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
A Point of Holiday Agreement: Stop Wasting Money on the Pentagon
In this season of (hoped for) peace and goodwill, it’s worth looking for things our divided country can agree on. And since all of us want to be able to trust government to spend wisely, we might find common cause in a surprising place: the Pentagon budget. When you think of politicians railing...
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Saturday, December 15, 2018
Nine Things to Buy with $5 Billion Instead of a Border Wall
On Thursday Congress passed a stopgap funding measure to keep parts of the federal government open until December 21, when Congress must pass another spending measure or again face a government shutdown. President Trump has said that he will veto any bill that doesn’t give him the $5 billion he has...
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"The relative costs of war compared to diplomacy are horrifying." (Photo by Kevin Lim/The Strait Times/Handout/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Diplomacy Is Better Than War in North Korea
Today’s historic Singapore Summit, the first meeting of a U.S. president and North Korean leader, has been knocked for too many concessions by the U.S. But against a backdrop of possible nuclear war, it would be overly cynical not to recognize the meeting’s potential for good. At best, the meeting...
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Monday, November 13, 2017
What Else Could a Tax Cut for the Richest 1% Buy?
Inequality in America has been growing for decades , stymying our national potential and contributing to the growing political rift in the country. According to estimates by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act introduced in the House of Representatives would...
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Sunday, May 15, 2016
Our Failure to Invest in Infrastructure Is Literally Making Us Sick: #JusticeforFlint
My water’s clean, but I’m feeling sick anyway. The residents of Flint have gone without clean water for 752 days , and counting. That’s more than two years: long enough for toddlers to become preschoolers, for infants to graduate from lead-tainted formula to lead-tainted Kool-Aid. When you think of...
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Thursday, October 22, 2015
Five Reasons We Can't Wait for Universal Preschool
A brief personal story: all at once, I changed jobs and our part-time babysitter moved on after three terrific years: the scramble was on for loving, enriching child care at a price that didn’t break our family’s budget. Maybe you’ve been there. Maybe it was 30 years ago, or maybe just last year...
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
National Defense Authorization Act: Five Things You Should Know
Today – all day and quite possibly into the night -- the House Armed Services Committee is marking up the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). But what is the NDAA, and why should we care? Here are five things you should know: Congress is ignoring its own budget caps by pouring money into a...
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