Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
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 ...
- Des Moines Register
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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.
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.
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.
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."
Joel Tyner - Dutchess Democracy
Miles C. Freeman - Sea Coast Online
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- 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.