- The Voices of Russia in New York City
The cost of the United States' wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have cost taxpayers more than one trillion dollars as of June 1, according to a report published by a nonprofit organization "National Priorities Project".
Rep. Lynn Woolsey - The Hill: Congress Blog
A week ago Sunday at approximately 10:06 a.m., after the House had adjourned for recess and Americans were enjoying their holiday weekends, our nation reached a truly disturbing milestone. At about that moment, according to the National Priorities Project, the combined amount of taxpayer money spent on the wars in ...
Saul Friedman - Huffington Post
Ordinarily, this column, devoted to issues confronting older Americans, doesn't get into more cosmic subjects of war and peace. But the bloviating former headmaster who spoke too long at my granddaughter's graduation lost an opportunity to tell the graduates something they ought to know. He spoke almost nostalgically about World ...
David Swanson - American Chronicle
During the past five years since I moved back to Charlottesville, Virginia, I had yet to observe the slightest violent incident, prior to the recent spree of horrific mass murders. There was crime, but I hadn't ever seen it. I had only heard about it in the local media. First ...
Richard Burnett - Orlando Sentinel
After nearly a decade of combat, U.S. spending on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan recently passed the $1 trillion mark, making them the biggest wartime expenditure since World War II, according to a new report.
Libby Spencer - The Detroit News: Politics Blog
Those who became suddenly outraged about the deficit since Obama was elected focus their ire on social programs mostly, with a nod towards "pork barrel" spending, as long as the projects aren't directly benefiting their districts. We constantly hear how Social Security and Medicare are "unsustainable" but few look to ...
- Democracy Now!
The amount of money the United States has spent on wars in Afghanistan and Iraq surpassed the $1 trillion mark last week, according to the National Priorities Project Cost of War counter. To date, over $747 billion has been appropriated for the war in Iraq and $299 billion for the ...
Matt Kanner - The Wire
The combined total cost of the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan was projected to exceed $1 trillion on May 30, according to the National Priorities Project. The United States has appropriated $747.3 billion for the war in Iraq and $299 billion for the war in Afghanistan.
Scott Harris - Between the Lines
On Memorial Day 2010, Americans honored the service of the hundreds of thousands of men and women who have fought in the nation's wars, past and present. During this year's holiday, parades and ceremonies remembered those who have fallen in the wars that continue in Iraq and Afghanistan. To date ...
Drivers slowed down by the "bottleneck" on Route 4 near Belle Avenue, because a 40-foot banner hanging from the Garrison Avenue Bridge caught their eyes on Sunday.