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A Demand Grows In Brooklyn: Fund Kids, Not Bombs: 04/18/2010

- Brooklyn Technical High School

Community residents filled the library at Brooklyn Tech High School Tuesday night to hear Jo Comerford, executive director of the National Priorities Project, speak on budget cuts, the federal budget and war spending

Local Budgets And War Spending: A Reflection For Tax Day, April 15: 04/17/2010

H. Patricia Hynes - OpEdNews

From every corner of America urban, suburban and rural the news of shrinking budgets and slashed community services sounds forth like a tragic Greek chorus.

Moyers On The Cost Of War: 04/16/2010

- PBS Bill Moyers Journal

In his closing essay this week Bill Moyers talks about Binghamton, New York's Mayor Matt Ryan and his effort to make manifest the costs of war to his town and its citizens. The mayor has installed a "cost of war" clock that keeps a running tab of how much in ...

Senator (D-Ny) Charles E. Schumer On The Afghanistan War: 04/15/2010

Scott Baker - OpEdNews

Like a lot of constituents, I wrote my Senator about the war in Afghanistan. Unlike some Senators, Chuck Schumer actually wrote me back a reasonably detailed response (see below). Unfortunately, his views, which I believe reflect the mainstream views of both Congress and the Administration, fail to acknowledge the actual ...

Where Your Tax Dollars Went: 04/15/2010

- Chico News & Review

Where your tax dollars went

Binghamton, Ny Marks Tax Day With City Hall Counter Tallying Cost Of Iraq, Afghan Wars: 04/15/2010

- Democracy Now!

JUAN GONZALEZ: As we continue our Tax Day coverage, we turn now to the cost of war. According to the National Priorities Project, Americans have collectively spent more than a trillion dollars on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. That's an average of over $7,000 per person. In ...

On Tax Day, A Reminder That War Is Not Free: 04/15/2010

Dan Froomkin - Huffington Post

How many tax dollars from your community have gone to fund the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq? And how else could that money have been spent? The National Priorities Project helps you figure that out quite easily, with its Cost of War web site. It shows you the total amount ...

Taxpayers' Tab: Test Your Tax Iq: 04/15/2010

- ABC News:Politics

On-Line Questionnaire

First-Of-Its-Kind Cost Of War Counter Already Controversial: 04/14/2010

Neil St. Clair - Your News Now

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Length can be measured by rulers, weight on a scale, but more abstract concepts like war? How do we measure that?

Price Of War Too High: 04/13/2010

- Philadelphia Inquirer

As America inches closer to a decade of war, the cost increasingly is being questioned. People who years ago might have feared being called unpatriotic are lambasting the trillion dollars spent since 9/11.