Mark Karlin - Buzzflash at Truthout
A.J. Delgado - Miami Herald
Conservatives are fiscally responsible. We believe in smaller government, cutting government spending and reducing the national debt. So why do we support reckless, bloated, wasteful government spending on so-called “defense” — and even fight to increase it?
Michael McAuliff - Huffington Post
Steve Lopez - Los Angeles Times
Bill Quigley - Huffington Post
Memorial Day is, by federal law, a day of prayer for permanent peace. But is it possible to honestly pray for peace while our country is far and away number one in the world in waging war, military presence, military spending and the sale of weapons around the world?
Sarah Lazare - Common Dreams
'Will we see defense spending with no real limits in sight while we have limits on domestic spending for education and health care and infrastructure?'
Elizabeth Whitman - International Business Times
When it comes to supporting America’s railroads, Republicans have a dismal track record, one that appears unlikely to change even in light of a deadly Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia Tuesday night that killed at least six people and injured 140. Republicans and conservative groups have long pushed for cutting ...
Jesse Rifkin - Huffington Post
On May 1, 2003, President George W. Bush delivered a now-infamous speech aboard an aircraft carrier in which he declared that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended" and that "in the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed." That speech, given less than two months ...
Kellan Howell - Washington Times
In what some are calling a political power play, Congress moved Thursday to approve the national defense budget that includes millions of dollars for a missile-defense site that Pentagon officials have repeatedly said is unneeded.
Megan Elliott - The Cheat Sheet
Federal government spending is closing in on $4 trillion a year, according to the National Priorities Project. A big chunk of that money comes directly from you, the taxpayer. The government gets most of its spending money via tax revenue, including $1.53 trillion via individual income taxes. Corporate income taxes, customs duties, and excise ...