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Congress And Trump Are Competing For The Most Destructive Budget Award -- And We All Lose: 03/20/2017

Judy Stone - Forbes

In my last post, I focused on research funding and how Trump’s plans would decimate education, research and scientific innovation for decades to come, all for his shiny military toys and the enrichment of his cronies. This post will examine some of what else we will lose by the ill-considered choices of Trump ...


Trump Executive Order Calls For Downsized Government: 03/17/2017

Adam Allington - NPR's Marketplace

President Donald Trump issued an executive order on "a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch" today.


Trump's Budget: Feeling Safer Yet?: 03/17/2017

Miriam Pemberton - People's World

Millions of Americans are feeling uneasy, disgruntled, and insecure. That message sounded loud and clear throughout our turbulent election year. The Trump administration’s latest budget proposal isn’t likely to change that.


What Got Cut In Trump's Budget Proposal: 03/16/2017

LA Times Graphics Staff - LA Times

The White House released its “skinny budget,” a simplified version of the administration’s federal budget proposal for the 2018 fiscal year. It differs radically from President Obama’s budget proposals and includes large cuts in discretionary spending and additional money for defense.


U.S. Should Extricate, Not Escalate, Afghanistan Presence: 03/14/2017

Paul Kawika Martin - Baltimore Sun

America's longest war isn't getting any younger. 


Trump Is About To Run Into The Budget Reality: 02/28/2017

Kimberly Adams - NPR's Marketplace

The federal budget is not a zero-sum game — there are political pressures,and many items that simply can’t be cut.


Here Are 8 Things President Trump Can Pay For Instead Of Increasing Military Spending: 02/27/2017

Mike Rothschild - ATTN

"There is ample money within the Pentagon budget that could be put to better use," NPP Lindsay Koshgarian Research Director told ATTN.


How Will The Outcome Of Election Day Affect New Mexico?: 11/02/2016

Nikole Mckibben - Daily Lobo

The presidential election results may have more of an effect on New Mexico than many may think.


Obama's Pentagon Is Using A 'War On Terror' Slush Fund To Bankroll Dangerous Military Buildup Near Russian Border: 11/01/2016

Sarah Lazare - Alternet

The Overseas Contingency Operations fund allows the military to sidestep budget caps and political debate.


Us Air Force's Space Plane Has Been In Orbit For 500 Days, But Why?: 10/13/2016

Staff Writers - Space Daily

The US Air Force's unmanned X-37B space plane has now spent more than 500 days orbiting the Earth, without statement or explanation.