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How Could We Blow This One?: 07/04/2013

Nicholas Kristof - The New York Times

On security issues, we Americans need a rebalancing.

How America Became A Third World Country: 05/21/2013

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 ...

I'M Sequestration: 04/29/2013

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.

The Great Surveillance Boom: 04/26/2013

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.

Stevenson's Green Team Sits Down With Legislators In The Capitol: 04/25/2013

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 ...

Writing A Check To The Irs Should Inspire Pride, Not Loathing: 04/14/2013

Mattea Kramer - Boston Globe

Is Chuck Hagel The Reformer We Were Promised?: 04/03/2013

Chris Hayes - MSNBC

A Post-Iraq Security Consensus?: 03/22/2013

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 ...

Policy Priorities: Where Is The American Dream?: 03/11/2013

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 ...

Too Much Money Spent In Iraq For Too Few Results: 03/06/2013

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.