Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Chris Hellman - Yes! Magazine
The current economic crisis, coupled with concerns about spiraling deficits and our staggering national debt, is, at long last, bringing military spending to the forefront of the budget debate. Not since the end of the Cold War and the discussion of a "peace dividend" has the Pentagon budget—generally considered sacrosanct—received ...
Deirdre Shesgreen - Connecticut Mirror
WASHINGTON-Two of Connecticut's corporate giants-Pratt & Whitney and General Electric Co.-have long been at loggerheads over a multi-million dollar spending item in the federal budget: $485 million to fund an alternate engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.Pratt makes the JSF's lead engine, while GE and Rolls Royce are jointly ...
Bella Volchik - Shawangunk Journal
As recently as last month, President Barrack Obama in his speech to West Point cadets was defending his escalation of the war in Afghanistan. He called for an "international order that can meet challenges of our generation" that ranges from nuclear proliferation to climate change.
Robin Lindley - Real Change
What if more of us saw war as a global health problem?
David Hunt - Florida Times-Union
With more than 1 million Floridians out of work, U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek said on the U.S. Senate campaign trail that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have taken a back seat to job creation."We have to look at Afghanistan as a dollar sign," the Democrat told The Times-Union's editorial ...
John Stang - The Independent Internationalist
Welcome to Afghanistan: the 2nd most corrupt place on earth. The perfect vacation spot. In this Middle East paradise the weather is warm and the opium could not be better. For some great tourist destinations, check out Kabul home to Hamid Kazi, the most unpopular man in land. If you ...
MARK BRUNSWICK - Minneapolis Star-Tribune
For the past three years, Mankato has been the epicenter of military recruitment in the state. Nearly everyone you talk to attributes the high rates to a struggling economy, and Mankato epitomizes an area where opportunities might be limited. There may be a little of the ol' Midwest work ethic ...
Robert L. Bixby - The Concord Coalition
Kzeese - ProsperityAgenda.US
The United States can be fiscally responsible and meet the urgent necessities of the American people by stopping corporate welfare to concentrated industries, taxing the wealthiest that profited from three decades of tax breaks and reigning in weapons and war spending. Expanding Medicare to cover all Americans will save money ...
Letters to the editor - The Seattle Times
Editor, The Times: