Nicholas Kristof - The New York Times
On security issues, we Americans need a rebalancing.
Mattea Kramer and Jo Comerford - The Nation
It’s 2023 -- and this is America 10 years after the first across-the-board federal budget cuts known as sequestration went into effect. They went on for a decade, making no exception for effective programs vital to America’s economic health that were already underfunded, like job training and infrastructure repairs. It wasn’t supposed ...
Michael Winship - Bill Moyers
Just as we’re bemoaning our narcoleptic Congress (see our latest, “Do-Nothing Congress Gives Inertia a Bad Name”), the august body suddenly awakes and springs into action as if someone upped the amperage on its power massage recliners.
Keith Proctor - CNN Money
FORTUNE -- Video surveillance is big business. Expect it to get bigger. After law enforcement used closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to help identify last week's Boston bombing suspects, lawmakers and surveillance advocates renewed calls for increased numbers of cameras nationwide.
Joshua Song - Chicago Tribune
Members of Stevenson Green Team spent their weekend in Washington D.C. as participants in the “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” Youth Film Festival. The festival, sponsored by the National Priorities Project (NPP) and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), asked young people how they would allocate a trillion dollars ...
Mattea Kramer - Boston Globe
Chris Hayes - MSNBC
Jeremiah Goulka - The American Prospect
On the tenth anniversary of George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq, we may be witnessing a seismic shift in America's politics of national security. After decades of using hawkish positions for partisan advantage, the Republican Party is facing a foreign policy identity crisis. Its brand is still stained by the ...
Gary Flowers - Huffington Post
Once upon a time, the "American Dream" was thought to be life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, as defined by an adequate-paying job, a house, and equal opportunity for a higher standard of life. In 2013, recent public policy decisions have sounded the alarm clock of unthinkable unemployment, home ...
Lara Jakes - Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten years and $60 billion in American taxpayer funds later, Iraq is still so unstable and broken that even its leaders question whether U.S. efforts to rebuild the war-torn nation were worth the cost.