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Tomgram: Gregory Foster, A Case For Demilitarizing The Military: 03/15/2016

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? 

Veterans Urge Presidential Candidates To Say No To Militarism: 03/08/2016

Candice Bernd - Truthout

Veterans are making clear that they - the "troops" that everyone claims to "support" - are being exploited by extremist politicians.

Vision 2016 | Beltway Broad View: Shifting Landscape, Spending Limits Spell Industry Uncertainty: 02/26/2016

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.

Whither The American Dream?: 02/20/2016

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 ...

To Make Health Care For All A Reality, Stop Killing People: 02/19/2016

Maya Schenwar - Truthout

After eight years of swallowing massive, co-pay-coated promises of "universal health care," it's a relief that a substantive debate is opening up around single-payer health care during this election cycle. However, too many conversations on this issue are being halted by calls of "impracticality."

It’S Not ‘Free Stuff’ — It’S Using Taxes To Fund What We Actually Need: 02/19/2016

Zach Cartwright - U.S. Uncut

The corporate media’s pundits and the corporate-owned political class love to dismiss Bernie Sanders’ platforms as “free stuff” that can’t realistically be provided at a nationwide scale, all while completely ignoring the vast multitude of corporate entitlements that cost trillions to maintain. It’s time to set the record straight.

Stop Spending Dollars On War; Use The Money To Defuse Our Toxic Environmental Time Bomb: 02/11/2016

Robert C. Koehler - BuzzFlash at Truthout

Maybe if we declared “war” on poison water, we’d find a way to invest money in its “defeat.”

6 Reasons Not To Reboot The Cold War: 02/11/2016

Miriam Pemberton - Foreign Policy in Focus

The Obama administration's final Pentagon budget calls for quadrupling spending on efforts to counter Russia.

Obama Faces His Final Budget Challenge In Congress: 02/11/2016

Sonali Kolhatkar - Uprising Radio

The grey hairs that have sprouted on President Barack Obama’s head over 7 years could well be attributed to his long-drawn out and caustic battles with Republicans in Congress over his annual federal budget. - See more at:

Obama's Final Budget Not Expected To Go Far: 02/10/2016

Paul Tuthill - New England Public Radio

President Obama on Tuesday delivered his final federal budget proposal to Congress. The National Priorities Project called the proposal a “mix of old and new, of long shot proposals and sure bets.”