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Defense Budget: After Afghanistan And Iraq Withdrawal, A Peace Dividend?: 03/27/2010

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 ...

Pay For Teaching Arts, Not For Foreign Wars: 03/27/2010

- Des Moines Register

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Students Go Gaga, Want Out Of Bad Romance With Obama: 03/22/2010

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 ...

A Civilized Riot: A Movement For Health Care Justice: 03/20/2010

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.

Little Fanfare For The 7th Anniversary Of War In Iraq: 03/19/2010

The Associated Press - MSNBC

BAGHDAD — Almost seven years after the first bombs in the war to oust Saddam Hussein, Iraqis went about their business Friday with little observance of the anniversary, looking to the future with a mixture of trepidation and hope.

Seven Years Later: 03/18/2010

Tom Vannah - The Valley Advocate News

Late last week, in advance of the release of proposed 2011 fiscal budgets by the state House and Senate, Massachusetts legislative leaders sent a message to local governments across the Commonwealth: prepare for another round of cuts in local aid.

Cost Of Wars To Climb As Congress Votes To Continue Funding: 03/18/2010

Tracy Emblem - San Diego Gay and Lesbian News

On March 10, 2010, Ohio Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich brought up a resolution to pull our troops out of Afghanistan within the next year. The bill was drafted to make Congress "claim responsibility for the troop casualties."

Voters Must Choose Between War And Social Programs: 03/11/2010

Miles C. Freeman - Sea Coast Online

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National Priorities Project Releases Fy2011 Budget Analysis: 03/10/2010

- The Peace Worker

President Obama issued his Fiscal Year 2011 budget on February 1, 2010 – a 2,585-page proposed blueprint for addressing the social agonies caused by record-high job loss, a continued sluggish economy and state deficits.