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Articles by James C. Capretta (page 1)

December 13, 2021 5:27 am

BBB Is a Fiscal Risk

The debt crisis is real. At least one party needs to act like the grownups.
James C. Capretta
September 20, 2021 5:30 am

The GOP’s Misguided Short Game

Refusing to help raise the debt limit—or eliminate it—is an abdication of responsibility and it carries long-term political risks.
James C. Capretta
August 4, 2021 5:30 am

GOP Senators Should Pursue a Budget Deal with Biden

Learn the lessons of the infrastructure bill and participate in the essential business of governing.
James C. Capretta
May 19, 2021 5:30 am

100 Years After Its Creation, the Federal Budget Process Needs Updating

The law creating the modern budget process was enacted in 1921. In 2021, it’s badly in need of reform.
James C. Capretta
May 3, 2021 5:30 am

The Return of Earmarks

Long synonymous with pork-barrel spending, earmarks were eliminated a decade ago. Here’s why they’re coming back.
James C. Capretta
April 26, 2021 5:30 am

The U.S. Government Needs a Budget

Years of disorderly, undisciplined budgeting have let political leaders of both parties avoid inconvenient questions—and exploded our debt.
James C. Capretta
March 25, 2021 5:30 am

Biden’s Fragile Plans

Democrats have big spending plans but may lack the votes. Is it too late to turn toward bipartisan deal-making?
James C. Capretta
January 5, 2021 7:39 am

Quadrupling the U.S. Daily Vaccination Rate

Ramping up will require a greater sense of urgency and a national call to action.
James C. Capretta
December 14, 2020 5:30 am

Fixing Job-Based Health Insurance

Here’s how the system can be retooled to control costs and put more money in workers’ pockets.
James C. Capretta
November 19, 2020 5:30 am

The Pandemic Is Now McConnell’s Problem, Too

No more delays. The time for action and compromise is now.
James C. Capretta