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Jo Comerford - Alternet
Matt Ryan, the mayor of Binghamton, New York, is sick and tired of watching people in local communities "squabble over crumbs," as he puts it, while so much local money pours into the Pentagon's coffers and into America's wars. He's so sick and tired of it, in fact, that, urged ...
Gordon Lubold - Christian Science Moniter
he Obama administration began its journey toward a world free of nuclear weapons by declaring that it would rely on such weapons less and conventional weapons more.
- Prairie Pundit
As the Navy prepares to choose one version of the littoral combat ship as the basis for future orders, all sides say the service needs to go for the best deal.
Jo Comerford - Common Dreams
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - April 1 - As April 15, 2010 approaches, taxpayers can take stock of how the federal government spent each of their 2009 federal income tax dollars. In its annual release, Where did your tax dollars go?, NPP offers a breakout of federal income tax dollar allocation while ...
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David R. Francis - Christian Science Monitor
With the withdrawal of its military forces in Iraq already under way and increasing talk of winding down operations in Afghanistan, the United States is poised to reap a "peace dividend."But it won't rival the one after the end of the cold war – a 40 percent drop in real ...
Joseph Huff-Hannon - The Huffington Post/The Guardian
It's a Friday afternoon at Farragut Square, a genteel park just a few blocks from the White House in downtown Washington. Office workers, tourists and the occasional homeless person soak up the afternoon sun on one of the first pleasant days of spring. In other words, it's the perfect time ...
Jeanine Molloff - Truthout
Congressman Alan Grayson (D-Florida) has been waging his own war on corporate insurance forces determined to maintain the fiscal "slaver's whip" by proposing a straightforward public option plan through the existing Medicare network. Rather than the 2,000-plus-page proposal endorsed by the president; Grayson's bill is a robust ... 4 pages.