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Pentagon Spending On The Chopping Block : 07/15/2010

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 ...

Pratt, Ge Escalate Engine Battle In Congress: 07/14/2010

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 ...

Who's War Is It Anyway?: 07/11/2010

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.

Preventing And Curing Conflict: 07/07/2010

Robin Lindley - Real Change

What if more of us saw war as a global health problem?

Senate Candidate Kendrick Meek Says Wars Need Public Focus: 07/06/2010

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 ...

Afghanistan: The Graveyard Of Delusion: 07/06/2010

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 ...

South Leads For Military Recruits: 07/03/2010

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 ...

Testimony To The National Commission Of Fiscal Responsibility And Reform: 06/30/2010

Robert L. Bixby - The Concord Coalition

Those Who Profited From Deficit Spending Should Be Focused On Fiscal Commission: 06/30/2010

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 ...

What Happens When The Stimulus Runs Out?: 06/30/2010

Letters to the editor - The Seattle Times

Editor, The Times: