Social Insurance, Earned Benefits, & Safety Net

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Social Insurance, Earned Benefits, & Safety Net

Social insurance and earned benefit programs will touch nearly all Americans during their lifetimes, as most people draw Social Security when they retire or rely on government funded medical care in old age. In 2015, the U.S. will spend $900.5 billion on Social Security alone.

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We Shouldn't Have to Rely on the National Guard for Basic Services

Samantha Garcia |

Guard members have stepped up heroically during the pandemic. If we invested in more than just the military, maybe they wouldn’t have to.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Internationalist Vision is More Crucial Than Ever

Ashik Siddique |

Over 50 years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr., said of the United States in his crucial “Beyond Vietnam” speech that: “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” If we take King’s words seriously...

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A Moral Budget vs. A War Budget

Lindsay Koshgarian

These two bills represent diametrically opposed views of how to address the challenges of our time: a moral budget vs a war budget. Congress: Which side are you on?

Peace Groups Urge Support for the PRO Act

Ashik Siddique

Washington, DC. — On March 30, the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies joined 20 other leading peace and justice organizations in delivering a letter to U.S. Senators in support of H.R. 842, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, in solidarity with workers demanding expanded labor rights.

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