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Five (Of Many) Ways This Gop Budget Would Do Real Harm: 03/23/2016

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. 


 The 5 Questions You Won’T Hear Asked At Any Presidential Debate: 03/17/2016

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.


Tomgram: Gregory Foster, A Case For Demilitarizing The Military: 03/15/2016

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? 


Veterans Urge Presidential Candidates To Say No To Militarism: 03/08/2016

Candice Bernd - Truthout

Veterans are making clear that they - the "troops" that everyone claims to "support" - are being exploited by extremist politicians.


Vision 2016 | Beltway Broad View: Shifting Landscape, Spending Limits Spell Industry Uncertainty: 02/26/2016

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.


Whither The American Dream?: 02/20/2016

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 ...


It’S Not ‘Free Stuff’ — It’S Using Taxes To Fund What We Actually Need: 02/19/2016

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.


To Make Health Care For All A Reality, Stop Killing People: 02/19/2016

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."


Obama Faces His Final Budget Challenge In Congress: 02/11/2016

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


6 Reasons Not To Reboot The Cold War: 02/11/2016

Miriam Pemberton - Foreign Policy in Focus

The Obama administration's final Pentagon budget calls for quadrupling spending on efforts to counter Russia.