Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Jackie Bruno - 22 News
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - According to the National Priorities Project, we'll reach the trillion dollar mark for money spent on the war in Iraq and Afghanistan on May 30th of this year.
- Associated Press / MSNBC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday he supports gays being able to marry but believes states, not the federal government, should make the decision.
- Decline of the Empire
Every month the BLS announces the latest the unemployment number. Every quarter, the BEA tells us what GDP was in the previous quarter. These are the headline numbers, the ones you're most likely to hear about. A statistic you're not likely to see on the Front Page is the number ...
Joe Miller - Newsweek
Stephen D - Daily Kos
ongress is being asked to vote on another appropriations bill for billions more dollars to fund military operations in Afghanistan despite reservations among many members about the corrupt regime of Afghan leader, Hamid Karzai. Operations that many in the Pentagon are beginning to question from both an tactical and strategic ...
David Swanson - CBS News
Isn't it time to call what Congress will soon vote on by its right name: war escalation funding?
Jerry Lanson - True/Slant
Death and taxes, the saying goes, are the only sure things in life. But while many Americans don't feel as if they're getting off easy — 48 percent say their taxes are too high, a recent Gallup poll found — a new analysis by USA Today finds taxes in this ...
smkotch - Publishing the Long Civil Rights Movement
Many thanks to activist, writer, and educator Sue Thrasher for sharing these thoughts on the recent SNCC conference. We have posted them with some photos taken by historian Patrick D. Jones. Take a look at Patrick's album of SNCC reunion photos here. The site also has a great list of ...
William Hartung - Huffington Post
Well, he didn't exactly say that. But in his speech last Saturday at the Eisenhower Library, Obama Secretary of Defense Robert Gates acknowledged that the United States has such a huge lead in conventional military power that we can afford to do without a few ships here, a few planes ...
Austin Raynor - The Libertarian Solution
Since 9-11, American foreign policy has become markedly interventionist and excessively costly. According to the National Priorities Project, Congress to date has allocated $747.3 billion to the war in Iraq and $299 billion to the war in Afghanistan. American military expenditures are as great as the military expenditures of the ...