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Beating Swords Into Plowshares Or Wind Turbines & Solar Panels: We Could Have Done It: 12/19/2019

Paul Gipe - Renewable Energy World

Yes, the United States could be generating 100% of its electricity from renewable energy if we had used the money spent on our ill-advised wars in the Middle East to build wind and solar systems, as well as battery storage, here at home.

William Hartung, Lessons From Battling The Pentagon For Four Decades: 12/15/2019

William Hartung - TomDispatch

As even Donald Trump has acknowledged, those trillions could have gone far in repairing America’s infrastructure and doing so much else in this country. In truth, as Lindsay Koshgarian of the National Priorities Project has pointed out, that sort of money could have underwritten significant parts of major initiatives like the Green ...

News Not Fit To Print: 12/13/2019

Richard Warren - The Chief

One advantage of actually watching the Nov. 20 Democratic Primary debate is I actually got to hear what the candidates said as opposed to what the mainstream media wanted me to hear or read. Among the claims made by the corporate Democratic candidates is that we can’t afford Medicare-for-all without huge ...

Us Navy Places $22 Billion Cyber Monday Order For Nuclear Submarines, But Who Is Asking How We Gonna Pay For It?: 12/03/2019

Jon Queally - Common Dreams

"If you're following the presidential race, you've heard plenty of sniping about Medicare for All and whether we can afford it. But when it comes to endless war or endless profits for Pentagon contractors, we're told we simply must afford it—no questions asked." —Lindsay Koshgarian

Justice And Opportunity Can Be Ours In Abundance: 11/28/2019

Erica N. Williams - The Hill

The outpouring of charitable giving we witness around the holidays reminds us of both the tremendous generosity of communities and our government’s failure to create a moral budget that guarantees families and children can live with basic human dignity. The work of charity is important — and so is the work of ...

Border Wall Remains Point Of Contention In Defense Authorization Bill Talks: 11/21/2019

Stephen Loiaconi - Fox 45 News

Lindsay Koshgarian, program director for the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, is skeptical either party would want to force the Department of Defense into a partial shutdown. It is probable they would instead pass another continuing resolution to keep funding the department at 2019 levels, although ...

Bernie Sanders Criticizes U.S. Relationships With Saudi Arabia And Israel At Democratic Debate: 11/21/2019

Phyllis Bennis - Democracy Now!

"The questions from the journalists asking the questions didn’t include, “You’ve all said you would cut the military budget. Now the question has to be: How much?” My colleagues at the National Priorities Project have put together the numbers, where these cuts can come from." - Phyllis Bennis

Overturning The Aca Would Be A Massive Tax Cut For The Wealthy: 11/05/2019

Mike Ludwig - Truthout

Earlier this year, the Institute for Policy Studies, the Poor People’s Campaign and other groups released a Poor People’s Moral Budget that would pay for programs like Medicare for All by shifting the federal government’s spending toward infrastructure, social programs and climate investments while restoring “fair taxes” on corporations and the rich. ...

Talk Nation Radio: Lindsay Koshgarian On How-Ya-Gonna-Pay-For-It: 11/05/2019

David Swanson - Talk Nation Radio

How are we gonna pay for big things like Medicare for All? NPP director Lindsay Koshgarian explains.

New Analysis Confirms Medicare For All Would Cost A Fortune: 11/03/2019

Adriana Belmonte - Yahoo FInance

Lindsay Koshgarian, program director for the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, proposes cutting the military budget by more than $300 billion in order to finance Medicare for All.