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How I Would Spend Trump’S Wall Money: 02/06/2019

Nicholas Kristof - The New York Times

Is an additional $5.7 billion for a border wall really the best way to protect Americans? While President Trump is playing with billions of dollars and millions of lives, I decided to play with that money, too – to advance the greater good.

National Emergency Declaration Could Trigger A 'Power Grab': 01/23/2019

Lindsay Koshgarian - The Real News

Lindsay Koshgarian argues that the government shutdown could very well lead to Trump calling a national emergency, which would be dangerous to freedom while also causing economic downturn.

Will The Longest Shutdown In Us History End In A Power Grab?: 01/14/2019

Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout

The current intractable shutdown over the president’s demand for $5 billion for a border wall has been marked by repeated failed negotiations, and it’s increasingly hard to see where this could all end.

Trump's $5 Billion Wall Is A Waste—Here's What We Could Spend It On Instead: 01/09/2019

Lindsay Koshgarian - Fortune

The federal government shutdown has passed the two-week mark, with no end in sight. As federal workers and contractors face another week scraping by without pay, President Donald Trump on Tuesday night addressed the American public with an Oval Office speech in which he doubled down over his demand for ...

Will The Government Shut Down Over Trump’S $5 Billion Border Wall?: 12/21/2018

Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout

If Congress doesn’t reach a deal on a government spending bill by midnight on December 21, one-quarter of the federal government will shut down. At issue is $5 billion in funding for a border wall that President Trump demanded and Democrats insisted was not forthcoming. Recent reports indicate that the ...

How Skewed Are Our Government’S Economic Priorities?: 12/10/2018

Sonali Kolhatkar - Rising Up with Sonali

Trump wants $5 billion for the wall. Some Democratic leaders, rather than outright reject that figure, have said that they will back $1.6 billion for the wall and/or immigration enforcement at the border. 

Us Dept Of Defense Failed Audit While Spending $5.9 Trillion Since 9/11: 11/19/2018

Marc Steiner - The Real News

The Watson Institute released its report ‘Costs of War,’ showing astronomical costs of $5.9 trillion and at least 500,000 killed due to the never-ending war on terror. Is there an alternative? The report was published on the heels of the news that the Pentagon failed its first and only audit

Irs & Tax Season: 11/05/2018

Marielle Segarra - NPR's Marketplace

Plus, a look at how some of the largest American companies are trying to get people to the polls tomorrow, and how training, the new tax law and outdated tech are leaving IRS workers feeling behind the curve ... as tax season approaches.

Here’S What We Could Have If We Slashed The Military Budget: 09/24/2018

Lindsay Koshgarian - Jacobin

The US military budget sucks up an enormous amount of resources without making the world more peaceful or democratic. Here are a few ways we could better spend that $717 billion.