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15 Years After The Iraq Invasion, What Are The Costs?: 03/21/2018

Stephanie Savell - Foreign Policy in Focus

First, the economic costs: According to estimates by the Costs of War project at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, the war on terror has cost Americans a staggering $5.6 trillion since 2001, when the U.S. invaded Afghanistan.


How The Pentagon Devours The Budget: 02/27/2018

William Hartung - HuffPost

Imagine for a moment a scheme in which American taxpayers were taken to the cleaners to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars and there was barely a hint of criticism or outrage.


The Pentagon Budget As Corporate Welfare For Weapons Makers: 02/27/2018

William Hartung - TomDispatch

Imagine for a moment a scheme in which American taxpayers were taken to the cleaners to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars and there was barely a hint of criticism or outrage.  Imagine as well that the White House and a majority of the politicians in Washington, no ...


Trump Hates The Poor: 02/15/2018

Lindsay Koshgarian - US News and World Report

Trump's budget proposal has something to hurt almost everyone, but it's a perfect storm for the poor.


Trump’S Infrastructure Plan Is A Scam: 02/12/2018

Lindsay Koshgarian - Fortune

It’s a shame that the president and Congress aren’t willing to make these simple choices to fund real infrastructure investments. It’s probably a fantasy that private investors will step up to the tune of well over $1 trillion to make all of our lives better. And even in the cases ...


Trump's Lies Pave The Way For War: 02/01/2018

Lindsay Koshgarian - US News and World Report

All of this talk – and money – points in one direction. There's a likely ending to all this military bluster and buildup, and it's one that goes boom.


Dark Money At The Pentagon: 01/25/2018

Branko Marcetic - Jacobin

Researchers have discovered trillions of dollars in unexplained military spending. We might never find out where it went.  


Trump Just Made It Easier To Deny Medicaid To Those Who Need It: 01/18/2018

Lindsay Koshgarian - Fortune

The Trump administration moved recently to allow states to require “proof of work” for Medicaid recipients. The idea is punitive and counter-productive—not to mention hypocritical.


What Do Trump's Work Requirements For Medicaid Mean?: 01/17/2018

Rising Up With Sonali - Rising Up With Sonali

The work requirements fulfill a long-term Republican ideal of making poor Americans jump through many hoops, suffer undignified scrutiny, and be forced to work in a stagnant economy in order to be part of a tax-payer funded social safety net. 


Repeal And Replace The Trump Tax Plan: A Call To Action For 2018: 12/28/2017

Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout

The passage of the most sweeping and disastrous tax plan in a generation is not just a defeat, it is a call to action for 2018.