Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
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.
Gregory D. Foster - Tom Dispatch
Gregory Foster, who teaches at National Defense University and is a decorated Vietnam veteran, suggests that it’s time we finally ask: Whatever happened to old-fashioned civilian control over the U.S. military? Implicitly, he also asks a second question: These days, who controls the civilians?
Candice Bernd - Truthout
Veterans are making clear that they - the "troops" that everyone claims to "support" - are being exploited by extremist politicians.
Kery Murakami - The Tribune Democrat
The Defense department’s budget proposal for next year may bring a brief respite for defense contractors after years of lower funding.
Chen Weihua - The Nation
However, when 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders laid out a vision for the United States to provide free college education, raise the minimum wage to US$15 (Bt500), expand Social Security and address the widening income and wealth gap and the criminal justice system, he was labelled by his Republican ...