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There are 127,586,000 households total in the U.S., according to the most recent Census. The cost of wind power for the average US household for one year is $581.28 as of 2018, and the cost for solar electiricty is $623.92. 127.59 million households × $581.28 (Cost per Household with Wind Power...
This week, Frances Crowe, the lifelong peace and anti-nuclear activist (among other causes), passed away. She was 100 years old, and she estimated that she’d been arrested for civil disobedience at least 100 times.
In July, lawmakers voted along bipartisan lines to pass a budget deal (now also Trump-approved) that will fund the federal government for the next two years, and help the United States avoid a potentially catastrophic default on its debt for the same period. But the deal didn’t come cheap: it came at the price of an astoundingly high, $738 billion military budget.
$121.1 billion. That’s how much more money the United States spends on its military than 144 other countries combined.
On Friday the House of Representatives voted 220-197 to approve a military budget of $733 billion through the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
There are plenty of other issues at stake with FY 2020’s National Defense Authorization Act, beyond just how enormous the military’s budget will be.
This 4th of July, President Trump is flaunting some of the Pentagon's deepest money pits on the National Mall.
This year's military spending is shaping up to be sky-high—the Senate's NDAA bill just approved the President's topline Pentagon budget of $750 billion for Fiscal Year 2020.
Another ten candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination answered questions last night in the second of back-to-back debates. The contenders and moderators said a bit more about our government’s highly militarized current priorities than last night, but still left much to be desired. Here’s what they did bring up...