Here's a quick guide to what the Pentagon wants to do.
The Murray-Ryan deal falls far short of what's needed to get our spending priorities right.
Lawmakers have long underinvested in young people, and sequestration would make matters even worse.
The Pentagon's budget has plenty of fat, but cuts need to be targeted.
Our lawmakers have an opportunity to negotiate a better budget deal for this country.
The Bush tax cuts siphon off money that could fund education and other crucial programs.