Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Make no mistake: The Trump administration’s heartlessness and militarism are costing lives.
The Pentagon misused much of $1 billion in congressionally appropriated COVID-19 relief funding, funneling it mostly to military contractors and using the money to make things like jet engine parts, body armor, and dress uniforms. What could that have paid for instead?
Wildly profitable military contractors have been unapologetically shaking down lawmakers for pandemic cash.
Humanitarian aid is the form of foreign spending that we need to prioritize for a safer future, instead of ever-flowing military aid. But the US is weaponizing it.
It is tragically impossible to revert time to save a hundred thousand people from death, yet it is still possible for all of us to support and help kickstart the transformation of the U.S. federal budget to a just and equitable one.
Tanks and ships can’t save us from our greatest dangers, so let’s pay for the things that can.
Mass incarceration is leading to some of the worst coronavirus hotspots in the United States.
In the very near future, countries are going to have to choose whether they make guns or vaccines.
The Federal Reserve just injected $1.5 trillion into the banking system to prop up crashing markets spooked by the coronavirus pandemic. Don’t let anyone ever tell you that our government can’t afford to provide nice — and necessary — things for all of us.
As fears grow of a global coronavirus pandemic, the United States is in a poor situation to cope. Aggressive messaging from the White House assures the public that the "full weight of the U.S. government" is working to keep Americans safe from the disease, but those words are belied by...