Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Eric Pianin - Fiscal Times
Billionaire Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, has boasted that, if elected, he would spend whatever it takes to rebuild the U.S. military and make short work of the ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.
Wahab Raofi - Huffington Post
“Peace is at hand.” Americans of a certain age will remember the phrase. It was spoken by U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in 1972, in reference to the war in Vietnam. Today, I can with the same degree of confidence say that peace is at hand in Afghanistan.
Mark Karlin - BuzzFlash at Truthout
The US empire strikes back with a permanent global military presence that enriches corporations while decimating lives.
Jasmine Tucker - Truthout
US corporations enjoy US infrastructure, talent and other resources, but they're not giving back financially.
Jeanne Sahadi - CNN Money
So, you've probably just finished settling up your 2015 income tax bill with the IRS. But unlike with other bills -- say, for groceries, utilities and clothes -- you may not be sure exactly what you just paid for. The answer is: A lot of things.
Sharon Johnson - Women's E-News Network
The gap between male and female earnings is narrowing, but at such a slow pace it could take 40 years to close completely. To learn what government might do to speed things up, we turned to Lindsay Koshgarian, research director of the National Priorities Project, a nonprofit research organization in ...
David Rutter - Chicago Tribune
Everyone who ever witnessed a massive, soulless waste of money has played the "what if they used that money for something important" quiz.
Jasmine Tucker - Daily Kos
What does America stand for? Opportunity and equality? Or imperialism and greed? The fact is that every year, without fail, our elected representatives hand the…
Isaiah J. Poole - Campaign for America's Future
House Republicans have in mind so many sweeping and radical changes throughout the federal government that singling out five of them only begins to capture the real harm a budget like this would do to real people, and to the country as a whole.
Peter Van Buren - The Nation
Unless we address these long-standing foreign policy questions, we’ll continue playing international whack-a-mole for the next four years.