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Bilmes, Linda J. "Invest in America's Parks" Boston Globe. July 13, 2016

Bilmes, Linda J. "Americans think national parks are worth US$92 billion, but we don't fund them accordingly" The Conversation. July 10, 2016

Bilmes, Linda J. "Congress Should Hold Hearings on Obama's Budget" Boston Globe. March 4, 2016

Bilmes, Linda J. "Uproar over Hilary Clinton's e-mails misses the point" Boston Globe. September 9, 2015

Bilmes, Linda J. "What are we willing to sacrifice in war on ISIS?" Boston Globe. March 11, 2015

Bilmes, Linda J. "A Call for A National Strategy on Veterans." Cognoscenti, WBUR National Public Radio. November 11, 2014.

Bilmes, Linda J. "Fighting the Islamic State - how much will it cost?" Boston Globe. October 8, 2014

Bilmes, Linda J. "Can the U.S. afford another $3 trillion war?" CNN. August 27, 2014

Bilmes, Linda J. "Yesterday's VA Is Serving Today's Veterans. Therin Lies the Problem." Cogoscenti, WBUR National Public Radio. July 16, 2014

Bilmes, Linda J. "Boots on the Budget: Personnel costs need to be part of the equation for military cuts." The Boston Globe. March 22, 2014.

Bilmes, Linda J. "Reforming the Budget: Four Steps to Restore Fiscal Discipline." Brookings. February 5, 2014.

Bilmes, Linda J. "U.N. Funding is a Small Price for Peace." The Boston Globe. January 25, 2014.

Bilmes, Linda J. and William Daley. "With HealthCare.gov, the government’s bad management skills are showing again." The Washington Post. November 7, 2013.

Bilmes, Linda J. "As the Shutdown Turns: It's Time to Stop the Budgetary Soap Opera." Cognoscenti, WBUR National Public Radio. October 10, 2013.

Bilmes, Linda J. "No day at the National Parks." The Boston Globe. October 4, 2013.

Bilmes, Linda J. "The Cost of Striking Syria: 4 Lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan." Cognoscenti, WBUR National Public Radio, September 6, 2013.

Bilmes, Linda J. "Pentagon a ripe target for cuts." The Boston Globe. July 31, 2013.

Bilmes, Linda J. "Giving Margaret Thatcher The Feminist Cred She Deserved - And Would Have Hated." Cognoscenti, WBUR National Public Radio, April 17, 2013.

Bilmes, Linda J, "Hurling itself off successive cliffs, Congress shows dysfunction." The Boston Globe. February 22, 2013.

Stiglitz, Joseph and Linda J. Bilmes. "There Will Be No Peace Dividend After Afghanistan." Financial Times, January 24, 2013.

Bilmes, Linda J. "Three Ways to Avoid Future 'Fiscal Cliffs', " Cognoscenti WBUR National Public Radio, Novemer 26, 2012.

Bilmes, Linda J. "The battle for veterans' votes," Los Angeles Times, October 19, 2012.

Bilmes, Linda J. "The Truth Behind The Ryan Budget," WBUR National Public Radio, September 19, 2012.

Bilmes, Linda J. "Don't Perpetuate a 'Culture of Endless Money'"" New York Times, September 10, 2012.

Bilmes, Linda J. "Afghanistan is missing from the campaign." The Boston Globe, July 15, 2012.

Bilmes, Linda J. and Shelby Chodos, "Where the New Deal meets Reaganomics." The Washington Post, July 1, 2012.

Bilmes, Linda J. "And now, battles with hardly any rules." The Boston Globe, February 5, 2012.

Bilmes, Linda J. "What have we learned from Iraq?" The Boston Globe, December 7, 2011.

Bilmes, Linda J. "America's Costly War Machine." Los Angeles Times, September 18, 2011.

Bilmes, Linda J. "US response to 9/11 contributed to causes of current debt crisis." The Christian Science Monitor, September 8, 2011.

Bilmes, Linda J. "True Accountability." New York Times, May 9, 2011.

Bilmes, Linda J. "Costly Inheritance: How to tackle the triple root of US debt that has been passed to us." The Boston Globe, April 27, 2011.

Bilmes, Linda J. "U.S. budget woes more than just a math problem." Los Angeles Times, December 13, 2010.

Bilmes, Linda J. and Joseph Stiglitz. "A war more costly than we thought." The Washington Post, September 5, 2010.

Bilmes, Linda J. "As fighting winds down, costs soar." San Francisco Chronicle, August 15, 2010.

Bilmes, Linda and Max Stier. "Freeze on Federal Jobs Won't Reduce Spending." Boston Globe, February 10, 2010.

Bilmes, Linda J. and Rosemarie Day. "The Cost of Not Enacting Health Care Reform." Boston Globe, November 7, 2009.
Bilmes, Linda J. and Joseph Stiglitz. "The U.S. in Iraq: An Economics Lesson." Los Angeles Times, July 2, 2009.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Help Wanted in Public Service." Boston Globe, April 15, 2009.
Bilmes, Linda J. "As Creditors Get Edgy, US Keeps Spending." Boston Globe, November 9, 2008
Bilmes, Linda and Joseph E. Stiglitz. "Is This Any Way to Rebuild Iraq?" Los Angeles Times, August 15, 2008.
Bilmes, Linda J. "Iraq's 100 Year Mortgage." Foreign Policy, March/April 2008.
Bilmes, Linda J. and J. E. Stiglitz. "There is no such thing as a war for free." The Chicago Tribune, March 20, 2008.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Cost of War." The Harvard Crimson, March 19, 2008.
Bilmes, Linda J. and Joseph Stiglitz. "The high cost of fighting a losing battle." Financial Times, March 19, 2008.
Bilmes, Linda J.  "War's price tag."Los Angeles Times, March 16, 2008.
Bilmes, Linda J.  "Another year, another $300 billion." Boston Globe, March 16, 2008.
Bilmes, Linda J. and Joseph Stiglitz.   "The Iraq War Will Cost Us $3 Trillion, and Much More." WashingtonPost.com, March 9, 2008.
Bilmes, Linda. "Soldiers trapped in limbo." The Boston Globe, March 21, 2007.
Bilmes, Linda. "The battle of Iraq's wounded." Los Angeles Times, January 5, 2007.
Bilmes, Linda and Joe Stiglitz.  "War's Stunning Price Tag." Los Angeles Times, January 17, 2006.
Bilmes, Linda, and W. Scott Gould. "Getting the Federal Workers We Need." Washington Post, August 31, 2005.
Bilmes, Linda. "Uncle Sam Really Wants Usted." Los Angeles Times, August 21, 2005.
Bilmes, Linda. "The Trillion-Dollar War." New York Times, August 20, 2005.
Bilmes, Linda. "A Budget in Bush's Own Image." Financial Times, February 8, 2005.
Bilmes, Linda. "Civil Service Has Morphed Into U.S. Inc." Los Angeles Times, July 18, 2004.
Bilmes, Linda. "The Truth About the Reagan Deficits." Washington Post, February 10, 2004.
Bilmes, Linda. "Bush's Gamble on the Afghan Front." Financial Times, March 30, 2004.
Bilmes, Linda. "Bush Joins the Donor Big League." Financial Times, December 3, 2003.
Bilmes, Linda. "A Poor Start for Bush's AIDS Programme." Financial Times, July 7, 2003.
Bilmes, Linda. "Bush's Future Is in Blair's Hands." Financial Times, March 6, 2003.
Bilmes, Linda. "Scoring Goals for People and Company." Financial Times, November 26, 2001.
Bilmes, Linda. "Wise Tending in the Jobs Garden." Financial Times, November 26, 1996.

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