Isaiah J. Poole - Campaign for America's Future
House Republicans have in mind so many sweeping and radical changes throughout the federal government that singling out five of them only begins to capture the real harm a budget like this would do to real people, and to the country as a whole.
Peter Van Buren - The Nation
Unless we address these long-standing foreign policy questions, we’ll continue playing international whack-a-mole for the next four years.
Gregory D. Foster - Tom Dispatch
Gregory Foster, who teaches at National Defense University and is a decorated Vietnam veteran, suggests that it’s time we finally ask: Whatever happened to old-fashioned civilian control over the U.S. military? Implicitly, he also asks a second question: These days, who controls the civilians?
Candice Bernd - Truthout
Veterans are making clear that they - the "troops" that everyone claims to "support" - are being exploited by extremist politicians.
Kery Murakami - The Tribune Democrat
The Defense department’s budget proposal for next year may bring a brief respite for defense contractors after years of lower funding.
Chen Weihua - The Nation
However, when 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders laid out a vision for the United States to provide free college education, raise the minimum wage to US$15 (Bt500), expand Social Security and address the widening income and wealth gap and the criminal justice system, he was labelled by his Republican ...
Zach Cartwright - U.S. Uncut
The corporate media’s pundits and the corporate-owned political class love to dismiss Bernie Sanders’ platforms as “free stuff” that can’t realistically be provided at a nationwide scale, all while completely ignoring the vast multitude of corporate entitlements that cost trillions to maintain. It’s time to set the record straight.
Maya Schenwar - Truthout
After eight years of swallowing massive, co-pay-coated promises of "universal health care," it's a relief that a substantive debate is opening up around single-payer health care during this election cycle. However, too many conversations on this issue are being halted by calls of "impracticality."
Sonali Kolhatkar - Uprising Radio
The grey hairs that have sprouted on President Barack Obama’s head over 7 years could well be attributed to his long-drawn out and caustic battles with Republicans in Congress over his annual federal budget. - See more at: http://uprisingradio.org/home/2016/02/11/obama-faces-his-final-budget-challenge-in-congress/#sthash.SOKgrBOa.dpuf
Miriam Pemberton - Foreign Policy in Focus
The Obama administration's final Pentagon budget calls for quadrupling spending on efforts to counter Russia.